Getting Basic: Caring For Your Art

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Fri. January 27, 2017
6 – 9pm

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SOHO20 and The Feminist Art Project NYC Chapter invite artists at all levels of their careers to a knowledge sharing session aimed at providing practical insight that can help with safeguarding your art. Hear from and chat with professionals in the fine arts industry to learn about simple but often overlooked measures that can be taken to help protect artwork in multiple case scenarios, from shipping on a tight budget, to general storage, and disaster preparedness. Attendees are invited to come prepared with questions and concerns specific to your own work and studio practice.

Guest speakers:

Meg Colbert has worked at Boxart Inc., a fine art packing and crating company, since 1997. In that time she has packed art in museums, galleries, artist’s studios, auction houses, and private collections. She is currently the Production Manager and Deputy Director at Boxart, where she both helps design and formulate packing solutions for art works, as well as manages the day-to-day operations of running a crate shop of carpenters and a crew of on-site and in-house art handlers.

Megan Kirschenbaum (Museum of Arts & Design) has dedicated her education to the practices of preserving art and culture. She comes from a passionate background of photographic preservation and collections management after finishing her master studies at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. Since living in New York City, she has experienced organizing studios and collections while working with private collectors, photographers and galleries. She is currently the Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design and participates in the local chapter of Alliance for Response, a cultural heritage disaster preparedness and response team. 

Winona Packer (The Morgan Library & Museum) cut her teeth as an intern in the registrars office at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2005 and has been at it ever since. She spent four years at the MFA in the Contemporary Art Department, after which she relocated to NYC in 2010 as a Graduate student at the Draper Program at NYU. During that time she was part time registrar at a small commercial gallery in the LES, followed by a production intern at Creative Time, completed a fellowship at Independent Curators International and moved on to the Museum of the City of New York as their Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans. She is currently the Registrar at the Morgan Library & Museum, where she coordinates all aspects of transport, insurance, packing, installation and de-installation for temporary exhibitions.

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