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

Los Angeles Dodgers can’t overcome the Mets and catcher Travis D’Arnaud

first_img“For me it was making sure that he was not getting out front and getting his good release point,” said D’Arnaud, of Lakewood High, the catcher who went through the Phillies and Blue Jays organizations before landing amid all this velocity.“He didn’t have his best stuff today, but he showed what kind of heart he has, fighting out there and helping us out and going through those five innings.”Harvey, in fact, told his mates, “They’re not getting any more.” And the Dodgers didn’t, not until Game 3 was out the door. D’Arnaud helped push them there in the third inning, when he ripped Anderson’s first pitch over the left-field fence to give New York a 6-3 lead, which became a 13-7 win.Anderson is the No. 3 starter for the Dodgers, which is like being the fifth Beatle or the fourth Little Bear. Alex Wood was the other alternative for that role, and he followed Anderson into the fiery furnace. Yoenis Cespedes stroked a monster shot into the second deck in the fourth inning, and the rest of the night was an unsuccessful vigil to see if Chase Utley would stick his head onto the field. He did not, even though Mattingly could have easily used him as a pinch-hitter in the ninth.• Photos: NLDS Game 3 – Dodgers vs. Mets “Where the (bleep) is Utley!” a lone fan yelled in the ninth inning, with many fans already on the 7 Train.The Dodgers did have a No. 3 starter in Hyun-jin Ryu, but he got hurt and there seemed to be no strong imperative to replace him. Ryu has worked three playoff games over the past two seasons and has a 2.81 ERA with a 1.063 WHIP. The only other starter, besides Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, was Ricky Nolasco in 2013.The Mets, meanwhile, have the aforementioned smokeballers, and they have rookie Stephen Matz to pitch Game 4 tonight — yes, let’s go Matz. They also had veteran Jon Niese and super-veteran Bartolo Colon as possible starters.It’s nice to have alternatives in life, and the Dodgers probably should be applauded for not emptying their farm system to bid for Cole Hamels or David Price or Johnny Cueto, except that none of those proven pitchers really cost that much at the trade deadline.In games that Kershaw and Greinke did not start in the regular season, the Dodgers were a 49-48 team. And 64 of their 92 regular-season victories were against teams with sub-.500 records. That’s why this team has been viewed as a paper tiger throughout the Guggenheim years. The paper turns yellower if Kershaw doesn’t flip up a dandy in Game 4.Meanwhile, D’Arnaud is thriving. He already has the distinction of being traded for two Cy Young winners. The Phillies dealt him to Toronto as part of the effort to get Roy Halladay after the 2009 season. Three years later, the Blue Jays shipped D’Arnaud and Syndergaard to New York as R.A. Dickey went north of the border.“All these guys throw hard,” D’Arnaud said. “They all have great pitchers, but what impresses me is the command they have, and also the demeanor they have out there. I’m very fortunate.”“Travis has come a long way,” manager Terry Collins said. “Our guys like throwing to him. He ranks in the top five in getting strikes called. And now he’s swinging much better.”D’Arnaud wound up slugging .485 this season with 13 home runs. If the Mets win today, his greatest job in the world will get a little better. Unlike some of those in the Dodgers dugout, he will also get to keep it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img NEW YORK >> Travis D’Arnaud does not want to be Kris Bryant’s agent. He does not want a piece of Draft Kings. He doesn’t even want to be Andrew Friedman’s computer programmer.“I’ve got the best job in baseball,” D’Arnaud said late Monday night (actually early Tuesday morning), as he and the Mets surged to a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.D’Arnaud catches Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom for a living, which means he works with more speed than the guys at Hendrick Motorsports. On Monday it was real work. Harvey, amped up for the Mets’ first home playoff game in nine years and the first ever at Citi Field, couldn’t command his high 90s stuff, and the Dodgers struck for three runs in the second inning.“We didn’t have that lead very long,” said a doleful Don Mattingly, the Dodgers manager, after he watched New York rake Brett Anderson for four runs in the bottom half.last_img read more

Could the Rangers trade Henrik Lundqvist? Breaking down the situation in New York

first_imgTRADE DEADLINE: When is it? | TrackerSo what is general manager Jeff Gorton to do? Here’s a quick breakdown of the situation on Broadway.When was the last time Henrik Lundqvist played?It’s been 22 days since Lundqvist last appeared in the Rangers net — and that was in a six-minute and four-second relief stint against the Winnipeg Jets — when Igor Shesterkin left the game following a collision but returned.On Friday, he was a healthy scratch for the first time in his NHL career, a career that has spanned 15 years, 885 games, 751 starts and 459 wins. Those 459 wins, by the way, are the most by a goaltender in the franchise’s 93 seasons and put him at sixth on the NHL’s all-time wins list.NHL all-time wins listRankPlayerWins1Martin Brodeur6912Patrick Roy5513Roberto Luongo4894Ed Belfour4845Marc-Andre Fleury*4646Henrik Lundqvist*4597Curtis Joseph4548Terry Sawchuk4459Jacques Plante43710Tony Esposito423* ActiveWhy is Henrik Lundqvist not playing?Two words: Igor Shesterkin.The long — and I mean, long — heralded heir apparent to The King was drafted back in 2014 but spent the last few years in the KHL before coming to North America this year. He spent some time in the minors with the team’s AHL affiliate in Hartford but since getting the call-up in early January has been on fire. In 10 starts, he’s boasting a 9-1-0-0 record along with a .940 save percentage.New York also has Alexandar Georgiev, who is in his second full season with the club and has a 14-12-1 record with a .912 save percentage. There have been rumors of an impending trade involving the 24-year-old for a number of weeks, but as of now, he’s still a Blueshirt.Who is David Ayres? Meet the EBUG that helped beat the Maple LeafsBy comparison, Lundqvist, who turns 38 next Tuesday, is 10-11-3 with a .907 save percentage. Unlike his compatriots, his GSAA is in the negative numbers for the season (-1.69). With just 25 starts this year, even if he were to start every one of the Rangers’ last 21 games, it would be his lowest total since 43 in 2012-13 (lockout-shortened) and 46 in 2014-15 (missed time with a neck injury). Should the Rangers trade Lundqvist?Lundqvist has owned New York for the better part of 15 years. A seventh-round draft pick back in 2000, he has become one of the most revered athletes in New York sports history. He won the 2012 Vezina and was a finalist another four times and took the franchise to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final — who doesn’t remember him in the locker room after Game 5 — and two conference finals.But, the window of him winning in “The City That Never Sleeps” is closing and at almost 38, it may just be time for him to go to a legitimate contender to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup, a la Ray Bourque back in 2000 who won the following year with Colorado.Moving him, however, won’t be easy: Lundqvist has a no-movement clause and would have to approve of any trade — and he loves New York.As he told the “New York Post’s” Larry Brooks back in May after he hinted his career may not end with the Rangers, “My thinking hasn’t changed. The organization and I are on the same page. What I meant is that a player never becomes bigger or more important than an organization. My dream and goal is still to win the Cup in New York before I retire but at the same time, I as a player will be understanding of the position we are in and the process we are in.” NHL Network’s Jackie Redmond delivered a letter to the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist on-air Friday suggesting the veteran netminder should contemplate waiving his no-movement clause before Monday’s trade deadline to go to a Stanley Cup contender, and let’s be honest, Jackie’s are never wrong.Less than 24-hours before the NHL’s trade deadline, it’s a three-headed goaltending monster at The Garden and while the team is right back in the middle of the playoff race, the future between the pipes is here for the Blueshirts — and it does not include The King. So even if Lundqvist was on board, and let’s be real he would much rather be in net than on the bench watching like he’s been, where would he go? Before the season started, that same Avalanche team was one many experts had pegged as a Cup-ready team. They just lost Philipp Grubauer indefinitely with a lower-body injury but are still one of the top teams in the Western Conference, and everyone saw what happened with the Hurricanes Saturday night; however, its doubtful the Rangers would trade him to a team they’re competing with for a possible playoff spot.Of course, losing Lundqvist would leave a big hole for the fanbase and whether or not he’ll actually head out of New York is unknown for now. Over the summer? Maybe. Brooks speculated on Feb. 17 that the Rangers may buy him out in June.Regardless, as Jackie Redmond said, Ranger fans would like nothing more than to see Lundqvist win a Cup — and fully understand it may not be while he’s donning the red, white and blue of the New York Rangers.last_img read more