ABIGAIL MACK PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES
Upcoming publication. The Artist’s Materials: Alexander Calder: large scale and monumental sculpture. Getty Publications. Anticipated Fall 2019.
Balancing Permanence and Change for Calder’s Performative and Outdoor Artworks. Article for Exhibition Catalogue, Alexander Calder; Radical Inventor. 2018. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.
Unlikely Partnership Revitalizes Outdoor Sculptures
“The Getty,” The Getty Magazine. Winter 2016. Co-authored with John Escarsega and Rachel Rivenc.
Unlikely Synergies: How Paints Formulated for Military Assests May Save Outdoor Painted Sculpture. Conserving Modern Paints, Conservation Perspectives The GCI Newsletter. Fall 2016. Co-authored with John Escaesega and Rachel Rivenc.
Coat of Arms: Dovetailing the needs of outdoor sculpture and military assets to develop more durable and adaptable paint systems.
Presented at IIC Los Angeles September 14, 2016. Published in Studies in Conservation 2016. Co-authored with John Escarsega, Rachel Rivenc, and Tom Learner.
Considering the Continuum of Care for Outdoor Kinetic Sculpture.
Poster presented at Keep it Moving? Conservation of Kinetic Art. Milan, Italy June 30 – July 2nd 2016. Co-authored with Friederike Steckling, Beyeler Foundation, and Sara Levin, Mack Art Conservation. Conference proceedings published by Getty Publications Fall 2017.
A Technical Reflection on Calder’s Monumental Sculpture “Trois disques.”
Published in conjunction with exhibition Calder ’67 at Fondazione Vedova, Venice Italy, May 6 – October 18, 2015.
Rethinking the Monumental: A Creative Approach to the Preservation of a Landmark Tony Smith Outdoor Sculpture.
Presented at Object Specialty Group of the AIC 41st Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, May 29 – June 1, 2013. Co-authored with John Steele, Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts.
Calder Conservation Symposium
Presenting case studies in the conservation of Calder sculpture. Symposium held at the Calder Foundation on March 1, 2013 by invitation.
Documentation and Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Guest lecturer at Bard College’s Graduate Program Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture. September 22, 2010
Metallic Paints on American Zinc Sculpture
Presented at the International Conference on Historic Metals Conservation, Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metals WG. Charleston, South Carolina on October 11-15, 2010. Co-authored with Carol Grissom, Smithsonian Institution.
Matte Military Paint and the Museum
Presented at the Object Specialty Group of the AIC 36th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 21 -24, 2008. Co-authored with Shelley Sturman, Head of Objects Conservation at the National Gallery of Art (NGA), and John Escarsega, Research Chemist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
From Marble to Mussels: A Common Approach to Dissimilar Materials
Presented at the Research and Technical Studies Group of the AIC 36th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 21 -24, 2008. Co-authored with Judy Ozone, Senior Object Conservator at the National Gallery of Art.
Continued Research and Application of Adapted Military Camouflage paint for Outdoor Sculpture
Presented at ICOM-CC 15th Triennial Meeting, New Delhi, India September 22-26, 2008. Co-authored with Shelley Sturman (NGA) and John Escarsega (ARL).
Saving Alexander Calder’s Mobile, “Untitled”
International Thermal Spray & Surface Engineering May 2007 Newsletter. Co-authored with Shelley Sturman (NGA) and Michael Belman, Objects Conservator at Carnegie Museums.
Adapting Military Camouflage Paint for Matte Outdoor Sculpture
Presented at the Modern Pains Uncovered Symposium, Tate Modern, London May 2006 – Included in publication by Getty Conservation Institute Spring 2007. Co-authored with Shelley Sturman (NGA) and John Escarsega (ARL).
Novel Water-dispersible High Reflectance Polyurethane Formulations for Painted Outdoor Sculpture
International Waterborne, High Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, New Orleans – Feb 2003. Co-authored with Shelley Sturman (NGA) and John Escarsega (ARL).
Making Better Choices for Painted Outdoor Sculpture
Presented at 30Th Annual Meeting of AIC in Miami, Florida. June 6 – 11, 2002. Published in Committee for Conservation 13th Triennial Meeting in Rio de Janeiro – Preprints Volume II – Published by James & James, London – Sept 2002. Co-authored with Shelley Sturman (NGA), John Escarsega (ARL) and Angela Chang.
A Guide to Condition Reporting Artifacts
Rocky Mountain Conservation Center, May 1996