Pete Sixbey, Conservator, State Historical Museum of Iowa
ICA Art Conservation
Minnesota Historical Society Conservation Resources
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Textile Conservation Workshop
Sixbey has been a conservator for more than 30 years with
stints at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, the Kansas Museum of
History, the Historical Resources and Museum Services for the state of
Arkansas, and the Wyoming State Museum before joining the State
Historical Museum of Iowa in 1996. Sixbey’s expertise includes
conservation of objects, furniture and wood-based artifacts, including
Barry Bauman - Bauman Conservation
After 31 years of professional experience in the field of painting conservation, Bauman left the Art Institute of Chicago (1972-1983) as its associate conservator of paintings in 1983 to open the Chicago Conservation Center. The multi-disciplined business became the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In 2003, Bauman sold the business and began offering complimentary painting conservation services for museums and non-profit organizations. Bauman is an Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation.
Since 2004, he has conserved 70 paintings owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa, donating more than $225,000 of his time. His work on Nollen’s “Dream of Arcadia” is valued at $25,000, but he charged only $1,850 for the cost of materials. He has also conserved works owned by Terrace Hill, Salisbury House and Gardens, and Hoyt Sherman Place. Overall, Bauman has donated more than $6 million of his time to conserve nearly 1,500 paintings for more than 300 institutions across the country.
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
PowerPoint: Preservation 101
by Nancy Kraft, Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa, Iowa City.