Farewell Dear Friend
Jane Freda Conroy Foley
Jane died peacefully at home on the 10th October 2021, with Inez, Clare and Fiona by her side. As loved as she was by her
family, it is clear from messages since her death that she had friends who adored her all over the world, and she leaves a hole in hundreds of lives.
Since graduating from City & Guilds Art School in London in 1996, Jane built an astonishing career conserving sculptures, objects and architectural artifacts across the globe.
Many of us in the conservation field have been deeply touched by Jane's contributions and friendship. She was generous with her knowledge and expertise and drew on her own education to mentor and advance the profession.
To honor her legacy, please consider making a donation in memory of Jane Foley to City & Guilds Art School London or to Pancreatic Cancer UK.
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Northwestern is hiring a Collection Processing and Preservation Specialist. This is not a treatment-based position, but it is a good opportunity for someone who is interested in the preservation field.
More information about the position and the link to apply can be found here: https://www.library.northwestern.edu/about/library-jobs/staff-jobs/job-detail.html#263
For more info see: Job postings above.
Upcoming meetings for SMSI group :
October 29th Meeting, 7PM, “Atomic Ant Sand”, Dr. Robb Hermes, on ZOOM
for more info see "SMSI Meeting" in the above tab.
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Chicago Area Conservation Group https://www.chicagoareaconservation.org/membership
Midwest Regional Conservation Guild
"Sleep with the angels dear friend" Miss you already!
Please stay safe !!
Wear your mask and let us know how you are! We are in this together!
If you have ideas or suggestions for future meetings, please let us know. Just call or email any of the CACG officers (Susan, Mary, Carol, Inez, Amber or Maria).
Chicago Conservation News:
Rachel Sabino has an interesting article on
• "It broke: Dispatch from a Homeschooling Conservator".
Other topics of Art Inst. of Chgo articles:
• "The Secrets of a Mummy Emerge" by Arico, McIlvaine, and Tom
• "Nighthawks as Hope" A Curator Muses on Edward Hopper & Crisis" by Oehler
• "Conservation: The Dilemma of Extending Life" by Molina
Our Past CACG Meetings:
Check out photos from our most recent tour of the Ed Paschke Art Center meeting.
Under Photo Gallery / "Ed Paschke Art Center tour"
To see Frances Willard's Bio or history background ; go to "CACG Meetings" Frances Willard meeting flyer or to their website:
Photos and description of our visit to the Frances Willard House Museum is now available for viewing. Click on "Frances Willard Museum visit" under Photo Gallery.
Photos from our visit to the Field Museum's "Behind the Scenes" meeting. Under Photo Gallery / Field Museum's "Behind the Scenes".
Also you can see a video of "Undressing a Mannequin Timelaspe":