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

Gerrard focused on European bid

first_img Press Association Steven Gerrard insists driving forward Liverpool’s late bid for a European spot is more important than sorting out his own future. He continued: “Of course, I’m happy that the club are mentioning new contracts, but it’s not important at the moment. What we need to do is put pressure on for that European place. A lot of the teams above us need to play each other. We’re hoping there’s a few slips ups above us and we can capitalise but it’s important that we take maximum points. “Every game is a cup final now. That’s what the manager said after the game. It’s a little small short season left now, if you like. We just need to play to our maximum every game because if we don’t, like we didn’t at Southampton, we know we’ll be punished. We need the level of performance at Villa to continue.” Gerrard makes no excuses as to why Liverpool are clinging to a slim hope of climbing into a European position. He said: “I think if you say that you haven’t got what you deserved, then there’s an element of feeling sorry for yourself. We know what our problem is and it’s inconsistency. In the majority of games we’ve played well enough to be higher than where we are in the league. “But when you look at performances like Southampton, Villa at home, West Brom away, Arsenal at home, there’s a handful of games in there where this team hasn’t turned up. “That’s the reason why we are sitting where we are in the table. In between those games there have been some fantastic performances, well worth a top-four finish, so we know we’re not far away. “If there’s a few improvements in the summer to the squad, we believe we can put in a better challenge to the top four next season.” center_img Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated that speaking to Gerrard about a new contract is on the agenda with the Liverpool and England skipper having 15 months left of his current deal. But Gerrard’s thoughts are firmly fixed on Liverpool avoiding the inconsistency he believes they have paid a heavy price for this season. Liverpool have closed the gap on sixth-placed Everton in the Barclays Premier League to three points, and Gerrard said: “For me, it (contract talks) is not a priority at the moment. The most important thing for me now is to move on to the West Ham game. I want to finish the season strong. I’m feeling good.” last_img read more

Essien could make Blues window exit

first_imgMichael Essien could leave Chelsea in the transfer window, according to his agent. The Ghana midfielder spent last season on loan with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid and has managed just three Barclays Premier League appearances this term. Essien joined Chelsea from Lyon in 2005, moving on to claim two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League. Press Association The 31-year-old has been omitted from Chelsea’s Champions League squad so far this season. Agent Fabian Piveteau believes that could help pave the way for a move to another big European club during the January window. “He could leave Chelsea this winter,” Piveteau told French radio station RMC. “Several major European clubs playing in the Champions League were informed and the situation should settle down within the next 10 days. “You should know that Michael was not on the list of players who can play in the Champions League with Chelsea, so he is free to play in the competition with another club.” Piveteau rejected a return to Essien’s first club Bastia out of hand, admitting that the 52-cap midfielder will only seek to move to a club of similar standing. He said: “In Ligue 1 he could play only at Paris Saint Germain or Lyon, but Bastia, FC Sochaux, for them to support the salary of a Chelsea player, it is already impossible.” Meanwhile Blues striker Patrick Bamford could be swapping MK Dons for Derby as he builds experience through loan deals meanwhile. The 20-year-old has fired 16 goals for the Dons this season, and could now be set to swap Sky Bet League One for the Championship. Nottingham Forest academy product Bamford joined Chelsea in January 2012, signing a five-year contract. Manager Steve McClaren admitted England Under-21 star Bamford fits the profile of loan targets for the club. “We are having a little look around,” he told the Derby Telegraph. “I am pleased with the team, pleased with the squad but maybe it has not got that depth. “We are going to have a little look at that but, certainly, if everyone stays fit, we have got 15 or 16 players contributing and doing very well. “What we have done is we have gone for younger players, the likes of Andre Wisdom and Michael Keane, and even Simon Dawkins, who I keep thinking is only 18 or 19, and he is 26. “So, we have gone for younger players from the top teams and we want that quality. “We are looking for youngsters again to add to the squad and improve the quality we have got.” last_img read more

Lakers’ Summer League: Five things to watch

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> The smiles soon formed and laughs quickly erupted. The Lakers had just started their summer-league practice, but it also marked the beginning of coach Luke Walton casting a favorable impression.He participated in rebounding drills with his players. He knocked down some 3-pointers. And he told some jokes. “It’s a different feel,” Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. said. “But it’s fun.”Few would describe the 2015-16 season that way after the Lakers finished with a franchise-worst 17-65 record. Beyond the results, some Lakers players felt frustration with former Lakers coach Byron Scott offering a stern coaching approach he believed was necessary for a young roster. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers have liked Ingram’s humble and respectful demeanor, partly stemmed from a nurturing and accountable support system in his hometown of Kinston, N.C. Walton also has become impressed with Ingram’s ballhandling, post-up game and defensive hustle. Ingram could face challenges, including whether he can reduce his turnovers and adapt to the more physical NBA with a listed 6-foot-9, 190-pound frame. Yet, Ingram could overcome those hiccups with his attitude alone. “Doing whatever the coach wants you to do, no matter what it is,” Ingram said. “It’s about sacrificing your body and doing stuff off the court and on the court. Just being coachable.”2. Will D’Angelo Russell rebound from last year’s Summer League outing?The smile formed on Russell’s face as he reflected on both the team’s young roster and Walton’s coaching style.“Everything’s positive,” Russell said.Russell did not give off that vibe during his Summer League debut last year. Then, he averaged 11.8 points on 38 percent shooting and had more turnovers (3.5) than assists (3.2). Russell’s rookie season both featured potential as a playmaker and hurdles, including losing his starting position. Russell has since trained extensively this offseason on “a little bit of everything,” including a more developed post-up game. “He wants to get better,” Walton said of Russell. “For a young point guard to have that open mind and come in the gym to put in the work to back it up is exciting.” Russell circled back toward Walton’s style, which has helped him become more comfortable. “He has a great coaching staff around him that lets you know if you don’t make the right play, and it helps you learn from it,” Russell said. “If you mess up, there’s a teaching moment after it that goes into the next play.”3. How much will Nance expand his game?The Lakers’ second-year forward promised two things in his Summer League return.One is expected.“I’d like to see myself on SportsCenter a few times,” Nance said, referring to his high-flying dunks.Another is something that has mostly been kept out of the public view.“You’ll see more 3’s from me,” Nance said.Will Nance find the balance with those two skills? It appears tricky since Nance cannot figure out how he will evolve his game while playing with Julius Randle, who will miss summer league since he is a third-year player. Yet, these inconsequential contests could give Nance more freedom to experiment.“It’s something I always knew I could do and can do. But it’s a matter of shooting in practice and in games,” Nance said. “That’s what I’m trying to simulate and get used to.” 4. What will Ivica Zubac show?The 7-foot-1, 240-pound Croatian center might need to pinch himself a few times. To his unexpected surprise, he actually is playing for the Lakers. Zubac will have to wipe away that nostalgia quickly and transfer that energy to the court. The Lakers may have shown investment by agreeing to a three-year deal with the No. 32 pick. Yet, Zubac will have to answer questions about how much time he will need to develop. 5. Can the Lakers accomplish what they want in Summer League?Ingram outlined his summer-league goals simply by stating he wants “to win.” Yet, the Lakers’ success could go beyond how much they can improve from last year’s 1-4 showing. “As long as they’re playing in the right way and sharing the ball,” Walton said. “Anytime you’re competing, you should want to win. I’m more interested in seeing the development in the way we’re playing as a unit.”Walton praised the team’s ball movement during drills this week. Yet, he noticed one-on-one habits emerged during scrimmaging. “That’s natural,” Walton said. “A lot of guys have never played together before and fatigue kicks in. But they’ve been giving maximum effort.” center_img Walton has taken a different approach heading into the Lakers’ Summer League opener against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “We got a new group of guys, young guys that are hungry to learn,” Walton said. “We’re going out there to coach them every day and they’re asking questions. They’re busting their tails for us. I’m having a blast right now.”How will the Lakers carry over those feel-good offseason vibes into summer league? Here are five things to monitor:1. How will Brandon Ingram look in the NBA?The Lakers became interested enough in his outside shooting and defense during his lone season at Duke. It did not take long for Ingram to provide more positive impressions after the Lakers selected him No. 2 overall in the NBA draft. last_img read more