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Robert Herskovitz, [PA]

Minnesota Historical Society
Outreach Conservator
Saint Paul, MN
Bob Herskovitz has been an objects conservator since 1975, first with the Arizona Historical Society and, since 1987, with the Minnesota Historical Society. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Minnesota Historical Society Conservation Outreach Program, which provides advice and technical assistance to collections holdings organizations including archives, historical societies, libraries, museums as well as the general public. He is part of the staff of the Minnesota State Historic Preservation office working to preserve historic structures and also reviews proposals submitted to the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grants program. Bob was one of the early group trained as an AIC-Cert Responder (now FAIC-NHR) and has presented numerous workshops on disaster response. He also provided input on the development of both the “Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel” and the “Field Guide to Emergency Response.” Bob has responded to disaster events including local and regional floods, tornadoes, HVAC failures and an arson fire.
Tuesday, May 30
 

9:30am

10:50am

11:15am

12:30pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

4:15pm

5:30pm

6:30pm

 
Wednesday, May 31
 

8:30am

8:50am

9:20am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

2:05pm

2:30pm

2:55pm

3:30pm

001. (Architecture) Identification and Analysis of Hard Water Staining on Granite in the Western United States and Comparative Study for Cleaning Methods Riverside West Exhibit HallAlex Beard • Jason Church • Ifrah Jamil • Bilal Khurshid • Caitlin R. O'Grady 004. (Book and Paper) Local cleaning of stained artworks on paper: the new possibilities of rigid gels Riverside West Exhibit HallSophie Barbisan • Catherine Maynor • Anne-Laurence Dupont 017. (Book and Paper) Acid Transport through Mylar Encapsulation Riverside West Exhibit HallDr. Patricia McGuiggan • Andrea KI Hall • Molly McGath • William Minter 019. (Objects) Polishing Methods and Their Impact on Results in the Oddy Test Riverside West Exhibit HallChloe Cao • Andrea KI Hall • Molly McGath • Dr. Patricia McGuiggan 034. (Objects) NAGPRA and Conservation: Documenting Repatriation Materials from the Perspective of a Conservation Professional Riverside West Exhibit HallDr. Elyse Canosa • Dr. Nancy Odegaard 035. (Objects) Between the ephemeral and the immortal: considerations about the process of conservation of Ticuna’s barkcloth. Riverside West Exhibit HallAna Carolina Delgado Vieira • Paula Aline Durães Almeida • Edson Tosta Matarezio Filho • Marcia de Almeida Rizzutto 037. (Objects) Mending Baskets: Revisiting older approaches with new techniques and inventing better solutions Riverside West Exhibit HallLeah Bright • Betsy Burr • Skyler Jenkins • Dr. Nancy Odegaard • Nicole L Peters • Marilen Pool • Gina Marie Watkinson 038. (Objects) Guns and Ships: Using Dry Ice Blasting in the Conservation of Cast Iron Riverside West Exhibit HallWilliam Hoffman • Laurie King 048. (Objects) Practical solutions to the challenges of documenting large-scale objects Riverside West Exhibit HallJessica Walthew 072. (Collection Care) Best Practices, Creative Problem Solving and Balancing Compromises in Conservation Treatments Riverside West Exhibit HallElizabeth Alford Curran Boody 077. (Collection Care) Microorganisms inhabiting our collections Riverside West Exhibit HallMaria Camila Patiño • Ada Echávez • Daniel Dorado Gaviria • John Simmons 079. (Collection Care) Project for Training Preservation and Historic Services Staff for Historic and Heritage Buildings Riverside West Exhibit HallMaria Pia Tamborini • Giselle Canosa • Alba Pereiro 082. (Sustainability) Environmental Preservation Practices to Avoid Riverside West Exhibit HallWilliam P. Lull 084. (Paintings) Lifting the Microfiber Veil: Utilizing Evolon fabric at the Mauritshuis to remove aged varnish from Hendrick Heerschop's A Visit to the Doctor Riverside West Exhibit HallJulie Ribits

4:05pm

 
Friday, June 2
 

9:30am