Redman Collection Archiving

Thursday June 7, 2012/Summer Wilson

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Today we worked on finishing all of our condition reports. The pieces we had left were concentrated in the upstairs of the house. The work mostly consisted of the artists portraits Redman did in the style of the portrayed artist. I like this collection very much and it has been fun testing my knowledge trying to identify each artist in the painting. We got right to work and powered through each piece until we had finished. Our system for each work entails: examining the art, filling out a full report (including size, medium etc), photographing the art, assigning a number to each one, placing...

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Monday June 4th, 2012/ Summer Wilson

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After having an exciting first semester working on the Redman project, Mekenna and I took a month off for our summer vacation. She went to California while I went with Brenau’s art department to Italy. There I got inspiration in spades (as you could imagine) and was very excited to get back to the project. Having this time off allowed us to clear our heads and come back fresh and ready to work even harder. Our first day back we decided to create a master list of what needs to be done. We have found that we both work better this way. First on the list is to finish the condition reports which...

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February 6th 2011 Mekenna Cipres Journal Entry

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Summer and I are taking first priority in assuring the well being of his collection. We found many of the pieces in the state of being wrapped in acidic materials such as newspaper and cardboard boxes. We also found a few pieces with mold and had to immediately isolate them. We have started out by working with the collection of charactitures. There are numerous possibilities regarding the diversity of future shows. They fulfill numerous categories, and a lot of them even are very unified in genre. The biggest challenge so far has been not having a deep knowledge of what to do in every...

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Thursday Jan 26th 2012 – By Summer Wilson

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Life Imitates Art As soon as we arrived we began finishing up the work hanging in the down stairs guest room. We had a few more pieces to inspect before moving on to the larger works. We are beginning to think there is a good deal of moisture in the basement so the sooner we appropriately mat and frame these works the better. Hard At Work Several of the pieces we looked at today had significant mold...

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Tuesday January 24th 2012 – By Summer Wilson

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Mekenna and I began working on condition reports for the framed characters hanging in the lower level of the house. We filled out detailed documents on each piece while inspecting and removing any harmful acidic material touching the work. Carroll O' Connor! We also placed a piece of non-acidic paper behind each work to further protect it. It was also important to measure each work and make note of any distinguishing markings or writings found on it that could help give information about what,...

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New Interns Begin Work

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Last week saw the beginning of the archiving process in regards to the body of Lenn Redman’s work. Summer Wilson and Mekenna Cipres, both students at Benau University will be gaining internship experience as that begin this project. Summer is a sophomore at Brenau University and is majoring in Museum studies. Recently she has shifted her interest from making art, towards curation and restoration of art. Despite the shift in her primary focus, Summer continues to increase her artistic skills and pursue her passion for sculpture when time allows. Her favorite medium to work with is wire...

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Archiving of Lenn Redman Collection To Begin Febuary 2012

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The Redman Foundation has begun the much anticipated archival process of the sum of Lenn Redman’s collected works. Over time this will include collaborations with existing collector’s who hold some of Lenn’s original work. The first major project will include an exhaustive cataloging and archiving of work’s currently in the foundation’s possession. This work will be done by two intern positions provided by Brenau University. Updates of all archival projects will be regularly posted here and available via RSS subscription.

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