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

NextEra tops ExxonMobil market capitalization as clean energy transition continues

first_imgNextEra tops ExxonMobil market capitalization as clean energy transition continues FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:In yet another sign of the pace of the global energy transition – and the massive switch taking place in the investment community – the market value of [a] company that describes itself as the world’s biggest producer of wind and solar power, US utility NextEra, has overtaken that of what used to be the world’s most valuable company, oil major ExxonMobil.The flip occurred last week, when NextEra overtook ExxonMobil to become the largest energy company in the US by market value. As Forbes reported, an investment in NextEra a decade ago would have delivered to return of 600 per cent, while an investment in ExxonMobil would have returned minus 25 per cent.The shift is as significant as the one the world has seen in the auto industry, with electric vehicle maker Tesla overtaking the biggest car companies in the world in the last year, to the point where it is now valued at more than the next five biggest global car makers combined, despite producing just a fraction of the number of cars.“Epochal,” noted energy commentator Assaad Razzouk. “World’s largest solar and wind power generator has just surpassed ExxonMobil – a byword for Big Oil that was once the world’s biggest public company – in stock market value.”The Financial Times also took a look at the situation. It noted that NextEra reported net profit of $US1.7 billion in the first half of this year and that its wholesale customers had signed up for 14.4 gigawatts worth of renewable capacity, almost triple the amount of two years ago. Over the same period, ExxonMobil reported a loss of $US1.7 billion and found itself kicked off the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the blue-chip stock barometer which attracts institutional investors.[Giles Parkinson]More: World’s biggest wind and solar producer now worth more than ExxonMobillast_img read more

Fleming wins 3rd straight starts, Rays beat Marlins 5-4

first_img LIVE TV FOLLOW US Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 07:17 IST Fleming Wins 3rd Straight Starts, Rays Beat Marlins 5-4 Rookie left-hander Josh Fleming won his third consecutive start, Michael Perez had a three-run double and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night Written By Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th September, 2020 07:17 IST Rookie left-hander Josh Fleming won his third consecutive start, Michael Perez had a three-run double and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night.Yoshi Tsutsugo homered for the Rays, who have won 20 of 25. Tampa Bay has a nine-game winning streak against Miami.The Marlins got homers from Corey Dickerson and Jesús Aguilar.Fleming (3-0) allowed four runs and seven hits over five innings in joining Jake Faria (2017) and Jeremy Hellickson (2010) as the only Rays pitcher to win their first three major league starts.Nick Anderson, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth to get his fourth save.After Kevin Kiermaier drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk on a 3-2 pitch in the fourth from Pablo López (3-3), Perez put the Rays up 5-2 on his bases-clearing double.Jon Berti got the Marlins within 5-4 on his two-run double in the fifth that just went over a leaping Kiermaier in center.Lopez gave up five runs and five hits in five innings.Dickerson homered in the third and Aguilar connected one inning later to make it 2-1.Tsutsugo hit a solo shot during the second.SOMETHING MISSINGThe Rays completed their season series with New York Yankees on Wednesday with a road win to finish 5-1 in the Bronx and 8-2 overall. Still, the lack of fans at Yankee Stadium was evident.“They make the place,” Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell said. “I’m going to tell you, New York without fans is not New York. New York with fans, that’s a fun place to play.”TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: RHP Ryne Stanek (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 10-day IL.Rays: Anderson (right forearm inflammation) returned from the 10-day IL.UP NEXTSnell (3-0) will face Marlins RHP Sandy Alcantara (1-1) on Saturday night.Image credits: AP last_img read more

Franklyn Rose claims racial discrimination after deportation from New Zealand

first_imgFormer West Indies cricketer Franklyn Rose has said he was hospitalised after a violent attack, battled racial injustice and was wrongfully deported from New Zealand, where he visited for a coaching assignment about four years ago.The former West Indies pacer says he is disappointed in the New Zealand immigration system which deported him to Jamaica after spending 38 days in prison.Rose has recounted his experience in an interview via the West Indies Players Association (WIPA). (Franklyn Rose deported from New Zealand)”I need to let people know what really happened. I am disappointed in the New Zealand immigration system. I am very disappointed,” Rose complained on Tuesday.”I want people to understand my side of the story, to set the record straight.”Rose was originally granted a work visa when he was offered a position as coach for the University of Auckland Cricket club, but has not had a valid visa since 2012.He says he was attacked, beaten and chopped by four white men who used racial slurs while attempting to steal his car.”They beat me down. One (guy) missed my head and chopped me on the hand,” said Rose, who was later admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at hospital. He stayed three days before being released.”The nurses kicked me out; (they) said they needed to care for other patients. After a day my friend had to take me back to the hospital. I was having some serious pains. The doctors told me I had a blood clot in my lungs and I had nerve damage in my hand.”advertisementRose says he checked into a private hospital at a daily cost of $1,500. He was discharged a week later.last_img read more