Hands On! Practical Conservation for the Collections Professional (In Person!) The Care and Cleaning of Baskets

August 25, 2022 @ 10am - 3pm, Arizona State Museum Conservation Lab, Tucson, AZ

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. Participants will get the opportunity to test out these basic cleaning techniques, and take home their own personal supply kit!

Conservator Gina Watkinson kneels next to a large basket

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.