present and futures
by Mary M. Brooks, textile conservator, consultant and lecturer
Thursday, April 19, 3:30 pm
Sterling Memorial Library lecture hall
Mary M. Brooks, PhD, FIIC, ACR, is a private conservator and consultant on the conservation of textiles. She has worked in museums in the United States, Europe and England. Her exhibition, Stop the Rot, at York Castle Museum aimed to raise public awareness of heritage conservation. Besides her consulting and conservation work she teaches conservation and museology in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Mary has a particular interest in the contribution that object-based research and conservation approaches can make to the wider interpretation and presentation of cultural artifacts. Her talk will explore the changing relationships between conservators, conservation and the public and scholars in our post-modern digital world of replicas and multiples.
There will be an informal reception following the talk.