Bibliography of NMAI Conservation Publications

2012

Naranjo-Morse, N., Joice, G., McHugh, K, “Always Becoming”, Object Specialty Group Postprints, American Institute for Conservation 40th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, 2012.

McHugh, K., “Always Becoming”, ICCOM – CC Modern Materials and Contemporary Art Newsletter, June 2012.

Uhlir, Shelly M., "Complexities and Solutions for Mounting Multiple Piece Ensembles for an Exhibit of Plains, Plateau and Great Basin Attire at the National Museum of the American Indian". Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, in press.

2011

Harrison, A., McHugh, K., McIntyre, C., Smith, L. (in alphabetical order), “The Impact of Access: Partnerships in Preservation”, Object Specialty Group Postprints, American Institute for Conservation 39thth Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2011.

Solazzo, C., S. Heald, M.W. Ballard, D.A. Ashford, P.T. DePriest, R.J. Koestler, and M. Collins. 2011. Proteomics and Coast Salish blankets: A tale of shaggy dogs?  Antiquity 85: 1418–1432.

Heald, S.  2011. Twenty years of conservation collaborations at the National Museum of the American Indian. NATCC Preprints. 8th North American Textile Conservation Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico. 155–169.

Heald, S. and Odile Madden. 2011. Investigations into naphthalene mitigation on museum objects. NATCC Preprints. 8th North American Textile Conservation Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico. 291–297.

2010

Cole, C.L. and S. Heald. 2010. The history and analysis of pre-analine Native American quillwork dyes. TSA Conference Proceedings. Textile Society of America Symposium, Lincoln NE

Gunnison. A.T., S. Heald, J. Tsang, Y. Lee, and J. Giaccai. 2010. Preventive conservation and identification of plastics of a recent acquisition at the National Museum of the American Indian. AIC Object Specialty Group Postprints, American Institute of Conservation 38th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI.

Heald, S. 2010. Partnership in the preservation of tangible and intangible heritage at the National Museum of the American Indian. In Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice. eds. F. Lennard and P. Ewer. London: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. 108–115.

McHugh, K., Boxley, D., Gunnison, A., “Taking Care of the National Museum of the American Indian’s Collection”, ICCOM-CC Ethnographic Conservation Newsletter, Number 31, 2010.

Smith, L., Austin-Dennehy, M., and McHugh, K., "Collaborative Conservation of Alaska Native Objects at the Smithsonian" in Living our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage:  The First Peoples of Alaska, eds.: Crowell, Worl, Ongtookuk and Biddison, Smithsonian Institution, 2010.

2009

Hernandez, C. and S. Heald. 2009. The cleaning of an 18th C. finger woven wool sash: a practical twist on common wet-cleaning methods. AIC Textile Specialty Group Postprints. American Institute for Conservation 37th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.  19:145–155.

Hodson, A., S. Heald, and R. Maile-Moskowitz. 2009. Hole-istic compensation: Needle felted infills for losses in fulled wool. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 48(1): 25–36.

Kaminitz, Marian A., W. Richard West, Jr.; with contributions from Jim Enote, Curtis Quam and Eileen Yatsattie, "Conservation, Access and Use in a Museum of Living Cultures," in Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas and Uncomfortable Truths, eds.: Alison Richmond and Alison Bracker, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2009.

Smith, L., Austin-Dennehy, M., McHugh, K. and Cobb, K., “The Anchorage Project: Gut Decisions in Cultural and Museum Context, Object Specialty Group Postprints, American Institute for Conservation 37th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, 2009.

2008

Cobb, K., A. Hodson, and S. Uhlir. "Belt It! Solutions to a Dressing Problem." Textile Specialty Group Postprinst, 18. American Institute for Conservation 36th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. Washington DC: AIC. 56–71.

Johnson, J.S., "Access for Native People and the Public: Exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian"  in Conservation and Access: Contributions to the London Congress 15–19 September 2008, eds: David Saunders, J.H. Townsend, S. Woodcock, The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works: London, 2008, pp. 56–59.

McHugh, K., “Living Our Cultures: Consultations with Elaine Kingeekuk”, ICCOM-CC Ethnographic Conservation Newsletter, Number 29, May 2008.

2007

Kaminitz, Marian A., Barbara S. Mogel, Barbara Cranmer, Jessica Johnson, Kevin Cranmer, Thomas V. Hill, “Renewal of a Kwakwaka’wakw Hamsam Mask: Community Direction and Collaboration for the Treatment of Cultural Heritage at the National Museum of the American Indian—a panel presentation”, in Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches: Proceedings of Symposium 2007, eds: Carole Dignard, Helwig, K.; Mason J.; Nanowin, K.; Stone, T., Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, 24–28 September, 2007, pp 75–87.

Kaminitz, Marian A., “Chapter 4: Module 5: Conservation and Use: Conservation And Living Cultures”, in Sharing Conservation Decisions, edited By Rosalia Varoli, ICCROM, Rome, 2007, pp 84–87.

Johnson, J.S., "Chapter 14, Part 5: Touch and Discovery: Collaborative Touch: Working with a Community Artist to Restore a Kwakwaka'wakw Mask", in The Power of Touch: Handling Objects in Museum and Heritage Contexts, ed. Elizabeth Pye, Left Coast Press, Inc. Walnut Creek, CA, 2007, pp. 215–222.

2006

Ormsby, M., J.S. Johnson, S. Heald, L. Chang, and J. Bosworth. 2006. Solid phase microextractions sampling for organic pesticide residues on museum collections. Collection Forum, 20(1–2): 1–12.

2005

Anderson, L., L. Chang, S. Heald. 2005. Re-housing archaeological textiles during the National Museum of the American Indian collections move. NATCC Preprints. 5th North American Textile Conservation Conference, Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Textiles. Mexico City. 295–298.

Chang L. and S. Heald. 2005. Documenting and implementing collections care and treatment requests from native communities. Textile Specialty Group Postprints, 15. American Institute for Conservation 33rd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis. Washington DC: AIC. 9–17.

Johnson, J.S., B. Bernstein and J. P. Henry. 2005. Theory and practice in working with Native communities and collections at the National Museum of the American Indian. In Of the past, for the future: integrating archaeology and conservation. Fifth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-5), June 22–26, 2003. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. 

Heald, S., L. Chang, and J. Johnson. 2005. Identification and possible quantification of organic pesticides on ethnographic textiles during treatment phases. NATCC Preprints. 5th North American Textile Conservation Conference, Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Textiles. Mexico City. 85–95.

Johnson, J.S., S. Heald, and L. Chang. 2005. Case studies in pesticide identification at the National Museum of the American Indian. Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting, The Hague, 12–16 September. International Council of Museums Conservation Committee. London: James and James. 89–95. 

Johnson, J.S., S. Heald, K. McHugh, E. Brown and M. Kaminitz. 2005. The Practical Aspects of Consultation with Communities. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 44(3): 203–215.

Kaminitz, M., R. Kentta and D. Bridges. 2005. First person voice: Native communities and conservation consultations at the National Museum of the American Indian. Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting, The Hague, 12–16 September. International Council of Museums Conservation Committee. London: James and James. 96–102.

Kaplan, E., L. Williamson, R. P. Arenstein, Angela. Y. McGrew, and M. Feitl. 2005. Integrating preventive conservation into a collections move and rehousing project at the National Museum of the American Indian. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 44(3): 217–232.

2004

Arenstein, R.P., N. Carroll, J. French, E. Kaplan, A. Y. McGrew, and L. Williamson, Conservator's Eye for the Dirty Guy. Video presented at American Institute for Conservation 32nd Annual Meeting Objects Specialty Group session. Portland.2003

Becker, A. and S. Heald. 2003. Trial by fire: fire retardants ignite a research projects in exhibit case materials. Textile Specialty Group Postprints. 13. American Institute for Conservation 31st Annual Meeting. Arlington Va. Washington DC: AIC. 1–12.

Arenstein, R. P., C. Brady, N. Carroll, J. French, E. Kaplan, A. Y. McGrew, A. McGrew, S. Merritt, L. Williamson. 2003. NMAI Living: Moving a la Martha. Tips from the National Museum of the American Indian collections move. Objects Specialty Group Postprints. 10. American Institute for Conservation 31st Annual Meeting. Arlington. Washington DC: AIC. 92–106.

Arenstein, R. P., N. Carroll, J. French, E. Kaplan, A. Y. McGrew, A. McGrew, L. Williamson. 2003. NMAI good tips: applications and bulking of cyclododecane, and mass production of supports. Objects Specialty Group Postprints. 10. American Institute for Conservation 31st Annual Meeting. Arlington. Washington DC: AIC. 176–187.

Johnson, J.S., S. Heald, K. McHugh, E. Brown and M. Kaminitz. 2003. Practical Aspects of Consultation with Communities. Objects Specialty Group Postprints. 10. American Institute for Conservation 31st Annual Meeting. Arlington, Washington DC: AIC. 43–48.

Carrlee, E. 2003. Does Low-Temperature Pest Management Cause Damage? Literature review and observational study of ethnographic artifacts. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 42: 141–166.

2002

Spicer, G. and S. Heald. 2002. Navajo blanket forms. Museum Mannequins. ed. M. Brunn and J. White. Alberta: Alberta Regional Group of Conservators. 29–32.

Johnson, J.S. and J. P. Henry. 2002. Repatriation and pesticides at the National Museum of the American Indian. Committee for Conservation. London: James and James. International Council of Museums 13th Triennial Meeting, Rio de Janeiro. September. 22–28.

Kaminitz, M. 2002. Tradition and respect guide conservators. National Museum of the American Indian magazine. 3(4): 5.

Takami, M., S. Heald and J. S. Johnson. 2002. Collaborative treatment of a Native American robe from the Miami community with silk ribbonwork and metal decoration materials. Textile Specialty Group Postprints, 12. American Institute for Conservation 30th Annual Meeting, Miami. Washington DC: AIC. 85–95.

2001

Anderson, L., D. Cocuzza, S. Heald, and M. McPeek. 2001. A storage system for archaeological textile fragments in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian. Objects Specialty Group Postprints and Textile Specialty Group Postprints, 8. American Institute for Conservation 29th Annual Meeting, Dallas. Washington DC AIC. 181–189; 59–68.

Caspi, S. and E. Kaplan. 2001. Dilemmas in transporting unstable ceramics: a look at cyclododecane. Objects Specialty Group Postprints, 8. American Institute for Conservation 29th Annual Meeting, Dallas. Washington DC AIC. 116–135. 

Harter, M., M. Kaminitz, K. McHugh, M. McPeek, L. Simpson, and G. Raven. 2001. Appropriate knowledge, appropriate action: a request for the treatment of eleven Midewiwin birch bark scrolls, AIC Abstracts, American Institute for Conservation 29th Annual Meeting, Dallas. Washington, DC: AIC. 2–3.

Johnson, J. S. ed. 2001. Contaminated collections: preservation, access and use. Preservation of Native American and historical natural history collections contaminated with pesticide residues. Proceedings of a Symposium held at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, April 6–9, 2001. Collection Forum.17 (1–2).

Kaminitz, M. 2001. A review of methods to mitigate the risks from use of contaminated objects. Collection Forum. 17(1–2): 122–127.

Williamson, L., and E. Kaplan. 2001. The role of conservation in the move of collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Objects Specialty Group Postprints, 8. American Institute for Conservation 29th Annual Meeting, Dallas. Washington DC AIC. 106–115.

2000

Kaplan, E. and L. Williamson. 2000. The art of moving objects: the National Museum of the American Indian. American Institute for Conservation News, 25(6).

1999

Carroll, S. and McHugh, K. “Material Characterization of Glass Disease on Beaded Ethnographic Artifacts from the Collection of the National Museum of the American Indian.” Ethnographic Beadwork, July 22, 1999.

Kaminitz, M. and I. Poiss. 1999. The conservation of a birch bark canoe: a collaborative effort. Preprints of the 12th Triennial Meeting, Lyon. International Council of Museums Conservation Committee. London. 911.

Kaplan, E., E. Pearlstein, E. Howe, and J. Levinson. 1999. Análisis técnico de qeros pintados de los períodos Inka y colonial. Iconos: revista peruana de conservación, arte, y arqueología. 2: 30–38.

Pearlstein, E., E. Kaplan, E. Howe, and J. Levinson. 1999. Technical analyses of Inca and colonial painted wooden keros. Objects Specialty Group Postprints, 6. American Institute for Conservation 27th Annual Meeting, St. Louis. Washington DC AIC. 94–111.

Williamson, L. 1999. The treatment of a Haida totem pole: all things considered? Objects Specialty Group Postprints, 6. American Institute for Conservation 27th Annual Meeting, St. Louis. Washington DC AIC. 2–10.

1998

Kaminitz, M. 1998. Cultural Partnerships at the National Museum of the American Indian. Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property: Critical issues in the conservation of ethnographic materials. CAC/ACCR Workshop, Whitehorse, Yukon. 149–159.

Heald, S. and K. Ash-Milby. 1998. Woven by the grandmothers: twenty-four blankets travel to the Navajo Nation. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 36(3): 334–45.

1997

Heald, S. 1997. Compensation/restoration of a Tuscarora beaded cloth with Tuscarora beadworkers. Textile Specialty Group Postprints, 7. American Institute for Conservation 25th Annual Meeting. San Diego. Washington DC: AIC. 35–38.

1995

Heald, S. 1995. Deionized water and its reactivity–could it be damaging? Textile Specialty Group Postprints, 5. American Institute for Conservation 23rd Annual Meeting. Saint Paul. Washington DC: AIC. 12–14.

Kaminitz, M. 1995. What is sacred art? The conservator's approach to sacred art. International Conference of Museums News. Brussels. Reprinted by Western Association of Art Conservators Newsletter 17(3).

1994

Drumheller, A. and M. Kaminitz. 1994. Traditional care and conservation, the merging of two disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian. In Preventive conservation: practice, theory and research, eds. R. Ashok et. al. London: International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. 58–60.

1992

Kaminitz, M. 1992. The National Museum of the American Indian: voices of the museum different. First Peoples Art and Artifacts: Heritage and Conservation Issues. Presented at: 18th Annual Conservation Training Programs Conference. Queens University at Kingston, Ontario. May 9. Contributions not consecutively numbered. 1–15.

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