NYS Bureau of Historic Sites Furniture Conservator, David Bayne, organized this workshop to occur at Staatsburgh collaborating on its organization with Independent Conservator Cathy MacKenzie and Kirsten Schoonmaker from the Shelburne Museum. Several conservation experts also participated in the workshop's instruction including John Childs from the Peabody Essex Museum, Genevieve Bieniosek from the Biltmore, and Catherine Coueignoux London of Oak Street Conservation.
The author of our first post, Courtney Books, is an artist and art historian with experience in historic preservation. She received a B.S. in Fine Arts and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's in Art History from McGill University. She is currently an assistant at Parma Conservation in Chicago. Her love of painting, architecture, and travel drive her aspirations to specialize in mural conservation.
|Workshop participant and blog author Courtney Books|