Shelburne Museum receives award for Preservation and Care of Collections

first_img# # # Shelburne Museum has been selected to receive the 2009 Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. The national award, presented to just two museums this year, is determined by a panel of distinguished conservation experts from across the country and is presented jointly by Heritage Preservation and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic Artistic Works. The other recipient was Historic Cherry Hill in Albany, NY.“We are honored to be recognized by our peers for our work in caring for the many and varied collections at Shelburne Museum,” said Rick Kerschner, director of preservation and conservation at Shelburne Museum. “The museum’s diverse collection coupled with the environmental challenges presented by Vermont’s climate make our work both challenging and rewarding.”Eryl Wentworth, Executive Director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, presents the 2009 Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections to Rick Kerschner, director of preservation and conservation at Shelburne Museum.  The national award was presented on Friday, Sept. 25 and was awarded jointly by the Heritage Preservation. Pictured from left to right are: Stephan Jost, director; Nancie Ravenel, objects conservator; Rick Kerschner, director of preservation and conservation; Eryl Wentworth, executive director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works; James Pizzagalli, chairman of the board of trustees; Michael Polemis, board member and chairman of the museum’s Collections Committee.Shelburne Museum was selected for showing a sustained and exemplary commitment to preserving America’s heritage and for enriching the community by caring for its unique and varied collections through dedicated planning and effort.  Those efforts include the gamut of collections care from innovative lighting to environmental control and security measures that allow the public safe access to artifacts.“The committee was especially impressed by the museum’s creativity and innovative thinking in caring for such a unique and varied collection,” said Eryl Wentworth, Executive Director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. She also applauded the museum’s “long standing commitment to preserving its extraordinary collection.”The Conservation Department was established in 1983. Shelburne was singled out for developing a plan for the museum’s unique collections that includes buildings, carriages, a lighthouse, a covered bridge and a steamboat.  The museum was also recognized for enriching the field of conservation and collection care under the tutelage of Kerschner and Object Conservator Nancie Ravenel.Over 25 years, 61 conservators have been trained at the museum. Public outreach through exhibits and fundraising programs, such as the Adopt a Carousel Animal program, have raised awareness of the museum and the importance of conservation.The Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections has been presented annually since 1999. Previous recipients include Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.About Shelburne Museum: Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is the national membership organization of professional conservators dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. Heritage Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nation’s heritage. Its members include museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations concerned with saving the past for the future. Source: SHELBURNE, Vermont (Sept. 25, 2009) Shelburne Museum.last_img read more

BCCI and franchises enter panic mode as Vivo reportedly backs out of sponsorship

first_imgAdvertisement 32j6pqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspu3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewny4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2Would you ever consider trying this?😱a6f0Can your students do this? 🌚uRoller skating! Powered by Firework The IPL governing council’s decision to retain Chinese brand Vivo as their sponsor sparked a huge backlash by political parties as well as the general public. Now with only over a month before the commencement of the tournament, it is being reported that Vivo will make its exit. Advertisement According to a report by the Times Of India, one of the eight IPL franchises apparently called the rest of the teams to inform them that the league sponsors are making the exit.The unnamed franchise which is already waging its separate battle against the BCCI with respect to the lost gate money did not consult the BCCI before mentioning it to the other franchises.Advertisement The decision to back out has been easier for Vivo given the severe backlash against them after the Chinese and Indian troops’ battle across the border. The BCCI, who had acknowledged the protests and taken the feelings of the backlash into consideration had claimed that they take the sentiment of the public in all seriousness and were in the midst of finalizing Vivo’s association with the tournament. The board is “miffed” that a franchise jumped the gun to inform a decision that is yet to be finalized.Advertisement “Was it not the franchise’s duty to consult with BCCI first?” ask those in the know.“Vivo is going to have to exit the league this year and that looks certain now. How that happens is going to depend on how BCCI and Vivo negotiate the matter. The company (Vivo) has had its own share of issues and the BCCI has optics to deal with, given the political climate. They have to come to some understanding here because legal options can’t be considered in this case”.Vivo’s exit will have a huge impact on franchises and the league alikeA formal decision is expected to be announced in the next 24 hours which has put the franchises in a tough spot and are already demanding compensation.With only more than a month remaining, BCCI’s biggest task would be to find a suitable replacement in the pandemic affected market.“Even if the Board can get a replacement at 50% of the value, it’ll be an achievement. Anything more than that will actually be a shot in the arm. Let’s hope things settle amicably. The IPL has been planned and everything’s set,” according to industry stakeholdersVivo had taken over Pepsi Co as the lead sponsor in a deal that involved Rs 2199 crore. The five-year deal saw the league receive Rs 440 crore from the mobile company.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comRead Also:IPL 2020 set to have COVID replacements and the use of Chinese sponsors Advertisementlast_img read more