Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation

Association of North American Graduate Programs in the Conservation of Cultural Property: 44th Annual Student Conference

At a Glance

Hosted by:

Queen’s University, Art Conservation Program


April 5-7, 2018


April 5

  • Tours at the Art Extension Centre (15 Bader Lane)
  • Welcome Reception and Registration at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Avenue)

April 6

  • Sessions: Bellevue Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront (2 Princess St.)
  • Banquet: University Club at Queen’s (168 Stuart St.)

April 7

  • Sessions: Biosciences Complex Auditorium, Queen’s University (116 Barrie St.)


Please find the schedule here: ANAGPIC 2018 Schedule

Please find the list of student speakers and abstracts here: Speakers and Abstracts


The Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University is pleased to host the 44th annual ANAGPIC student conference on April 5-7, 2018. The conference will give student representatives from each of the eight ANAGPIC member institutions the opportunity to present the research, treatment, and/or technical analyses undertaken at their respective institutions. Speaker sessions will take place at the Bellevue Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront on April 6, and the Biosciences Complex Auditorium at Queen’s University on April 7. We will be hosting a welcome reception at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and a banquet dinner at the University Club at Queen’s University on April 5 and 6 respectively.


This year’s Angelica Rudenstine Lecture will be given by Heidi Swierenga, Senior Conservator and Head of the Collections Care, Management, and Access department at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. She is an object conservator specializing in the care and use of Indigenous belongings. She is also an associate in the department of Anthropology at UBC where she teaches the conservation of organic and inorganic materials. She has published and lectured on conservation issues, has developed and delivered several workshops in her region on collections care and preservation, and has also served as a consultant on numerous special projects ranging from the care and movement of monumental works to the care of family belongings in communities. Her lecture, to be given on April 6, is entitled “Rights of Use and Permissible Risk: 7 Objects that Shaped a Practice.”


Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory. We have paid homage to the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples through our logo: the Thunderbird is a powerful spiritual symbol for the Anishinaabe, while the Two Row Wampum signifies the 1613 mutual treaty agreement declaring peaceful coexistence between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. This year’s proceedings will be blessed by Mishiikenh (Vernon) Altiman, Cultural Counsellor at Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Queen’s University, who will be opening and closing our conference with a pipe ceremony to first welcome and later wish our guests safe travels as they return home.


Thank you to our conference co-chairs, Colette Hardman-Peavy, Valerie Moscato, Lauren Osmond, and Rosaleen Hill for their work in preparation for this conference. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors: