Behind the Scenes Networking Event
An In-Depth Look at Conservation Practice

Friday, March 29, 2019
ArtsWestchester Gallery/A.M. Art Conservation Studio
31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Curious about conservation? This is your chance to learn more! Join us at a very special Behind-the-Scenes on Friday, March 29. A panel of conservators - specializing in objects, paintings, and paper will explain what conservation is, what a conservator does, and the conservation process (including examination, documentation, what goes into a condition report, understanding a treatment proposal, and how price quotes are reached). The panel of conservators includes:

- Rachael Arenstein, Object conservator
- Ann Baldwin, Paper conservator
- Michele Kay, Painting conservator 
- Anne King, Object conservator
- Kerith Koss Schrager, Object conservator
- Eugenie Milroy, Object conservator 

Afterwards, we will have a special tour of the A.M. Art Conservation studio - and always, there will be time for questions, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation! We will also have the chance to view ArtsWestchester's newly opened "Modern Families" exhibit - and a representative from ArtsWestchester will be on hand to discuss their available funding opportunities. Space is very limited! Don't miss out!

Thank you to ArtsWestchester for hosting this event! 

Workshop 1: Interpreters as Storytellers: 
Shaping the Narrative, Sharing the Story 
with Tom Lee, Consultant Educator and Storyteller 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Boscobel House and Gardens
GHHN Members: $45 NonMembers: $55
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Every compelling story, from the simplest to the most complex, can be distilled down to a few basic and common components. Participants will gain insights into identifying the structure or "bones" of any story and how they can enrich their tour programs by applying this view of story structure to a range of stories embedded  in their tours. Biographical sketches, the chronology of the construction of a house, the political and economic forces in play at any period of history, as well as popular  stories  and folktales can be shaped into compelling, engaging  stories

Full-day workshops include lite breakfast, luncheon, afternoon coffee break, and reference materials. 

Psst...You can still sign up for all three workshops in the series to enjoy a 
12.5% discount!
$120/pp for all three workshops - GHHN Members
$145/pp for all three workshops - NonMembers


The Harnessing the Power of Stories Workshop Series is made possible by funding from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Workshop 1: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Sagtikos Manor, Bay Shore
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Guided by GHHN's collection care professionals, participants will learn the proper hands-on methodology of collections care by working directly with collections at two locations on Long Island.  Through our train-the-trainer focus, this full-day workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge and skill sets necessary for cleaning, handling, and storing collections along with the tools to teach their volunteer base these critical skills. 

Workshop includes lite breakfast, networking luncheon, resource packet and cleaning toolkit.

This workshop is presented by GHHN and made possible through generous funding from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.