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Hands On! The Care and Cleaning of Baskets
Join Gina Watkinson to learn about the care of basketry. She will introduce the factors that can cause deterioration and will cover how to handle, rehouse, clean, and mount these objects properly. Gina will provide innovative solutions by sharing examples and her experience caring for basketry at the Arizona State Museum.

Gina is the conservation laboratory manager at the Arizona State Museum (ASM), University of Arizona where she has worked since 2007. She received a BA from the University of Delaware Art Conservation Department in 2007, a MA in American Indian Studies with a graduate certificate in Heritage Conservation from the University of Arizona in 2013 and is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Gina is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and the co-chair for the AIC Archaeological Discussion Group.

This webinar is part of a 2020-2021 webinar series, Hands On! Practical Conservation for the Collections Professional, presented by RC-WR featuring hands-on demonstrations by professional conservators of basic conservation skills that you can put to use with your own collection. Conservators will also lay down some guidelines that show you how to conduct a conservation condition survey and determine when it's time to call in a professional.

This webinar is sponsored by our Tier 1 Sponsor, Cooke's Crating - thank you for your support!

May 20, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Gina Watkinson
Conservation Laboratory Manager @Arizona State Museum