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Contact: Kristen Levesque
Shelburne Museum Hosts Webinar about Conservation of Native American Art
SHELBURNE, Vt. (February 14, 2023) In celebration of Conservation Month, join Director of Conservation Nancie Ravenel for the webinar New Directions in the Care of Indigenous Artworks Housed at Shelburne Museum on Monday, February 27 at 1 p.m.
Ravenel will discuss the ongoing care and conservation of the collection of Native American Art at Shelburne Museum. Learn more about the history of the collection, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and the work she and her collections care colleagues are doing to caretake these items in consultation with tribal members and other experts. This work has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A live audience Q&A will follow, moderated by Associate Curator of Native American Art Victoria Sunnergren.
Pre-registration is required at: https://shelburnemuseum.org/calendar/
Artist formerly known [Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)], Close up view of Beaded Moccasin, 1890–1910. Leather and beads, 3 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of Shelburne Farms Resources. 1989-9.58. Photography by Nancie Ravenel.
About Shelburne Museum
Founded in 1947 by trailblazing folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.