The McCune Collection Presents the Spring 2008 Lecture Series
SUNDAY MARCH 16
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: Hygienic Catastrophe Averted
Lifelong Marin County resident and historian Richard Torney describes the successful efforts of his greatgrandfather Lt. Col. George Torney in preventing the spread of contagious disease throughout the city in the days following the great earthquake. Mr. Torney’s presentation includes many original family documents and a selection of recently rediscovered photographs of the 1906 catastrophe taken by Lt. Col. Torney's twenty-six year old son ”Ned”.
SUNDAY APRIL 20
The Illuminated Manuscript: Historic Methods and Modern Adaptations
Mel Ahlborn, of MB AHLBORN ILLUMINATION presents a slide show history of manuscript illumination, discussing historic methods and modern adaptations of this ancient process. Included in the presentation will be examples of contemporary illumination and its application in present day illustration contexts.
SUNDAY MAY 18
Conservation of Art Works on Paper
Karen Zukor, professional paper conservator in private practice for almost thirty years and a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation discusses the conservation and preservation of art and artifacts on paper; archival material, documents, maps, manuscripts, historic currency and rare books.