Cataloguing Structure Case Study: Max Dean and Raffaello D’Andrea, The Table: Childhood

Day 1, Group 2

Geneviève Saulnier, National Gallery of Canada (NGC), DOCAM Cataloguing Structure Committee, Ottawa
Marie-Ève Courchesne, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) and DOCAM Cataloguing Structure Committee, Montréal

The presentation will report on the progress of the research conducted by the Cataloguing Structure Committee, notably with respect to the work by Max Dean and Raffaello D’Andrea, The Table: Childhood, housed at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC)...

* Please note most of this presentation is in French.

Geneviève Saulnier
© DOCAM 2008

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... The research assistant and NGC conservator have produced an exhaustive document describing the work on both a technical and semantic level, while outlining the various transformations it has undergone for each of its exhibitions. This information will help preserve the integrity of the work when re-exhibited or reinstalled.

Geneviève Saulnier obtained a B.A. from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a Certificate in Chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal. In 2003, she completed a Masters degree in the Conservation of Paintings at Queen’s University. Showing a great interest for modern and contemporary art, she has developed her field of expertise through internships at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI-ICC) and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). After working briefly as a research assistant at the Centre de Conservation du Québec (CCQ), she joined the NGC again in 2004, as an assistant for the conservation of contemporary art. Since 2007, Geneviève is in charge of NGC’s modern and contemporary art restoration and conservation department, which includes paintings, time-based media, installations, and sculptures.

Marie-Ève Courchesne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Media profile) from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in Museology from Université de Montréal. With her work oriented towards the democratization and mediation of contemporary art, she never ceases to refine her knowledge of art history and museum practice. Her research efforts focus on heritage, the mediation of contemporary art, and collections management. Marie-Ève is currently a research assistant with the DOCAM Alliance.