BAACG Disaster Recovery Cocktail Hour
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About the event
San Francisco-based ACdR Conservation ~ Art Conservation de Rigueur's Director Elise Yvonne Rousseau will illustrate the comprehensive and innovative treatment protocols, methods of testing, and applied techniques used in the successful emergency and disaster remediation and recovery of fine art collection following the historic and catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017-2020. This multi-disciplinary conservation studios took on more than 180+ individual client projects concurrently, some with collection inventories from 50 to 300+ objects. The studios staff had to learn to scale up their inventory tracking, cataloging, and treatment systems overnight, bringing their project management, collaboration and partnership skills to a new and forever improved level. Ms. Rousseau will share with our members what they learned through these tremendous years of enduring work and salvaging both client’s and communities sense of hope and cultrual heritage preservation.