by Brian Wilcox
photos by Bob Frishman
Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins".
|8:00 AM||Mart area open for setup by table holders. Security on duty.|
|8:30 AM||Mart opens.|
Morning workshop: Jim Moss, "Coming Clean with Cleaning
Jim Moss, a Chapter Eight Member, will provide an in-depth historical examination of clock-cleaning methods and chemicals. He will focus on the short and long-term effects of ammoniated cleaners, and will discuss the future of cleaning solutions.
|11:30 AM||Mart room closes for luncheon break. Mart security remains "in place"|
"Insuring Your Clocks & Watches: Is your Collection really protected?"
The Luncheon Speaker is Bruce Perkins of Washington, D.C. Bruce is a National expert on insuring fine-art collections, and will provide the fundamentals of covering our Horological treasures.
Afternoon workshop: "Eyes-on Session with Bruce Perkins."
Here's your chance to ask insurance questions raised by the speaker at lunch. He also will be happy to review and advise you on your personal coverage and polices.
|3:00 PM||Mart closes - Mart security ends.|
The Presidents Corner--Larry Chelmow
It's hard to believe it's May already. This newsletter outlines two very fine events- our regular June meeting and the annual Willard workshop. We're hoping for a good turnout for both events as the programs contain something of interest for everyone. If there are any members who have never been to the Willard House and Clock Museum, the workshop presents an excellent opportunity to not only participate in a fine program but also tour the house and museum.
We are still trying to get some understanding about the decline of the membership in Chapter 8 this year. Is it cost, our programs, mart content, or any other reasons? Please speak with Chapter Officers and Council Members if you have any ideas. We want constructive criticism and the bad news, so to say, and we will listen.
As always, please feel free to call me with any inputs, problems, etc. My telephone number is (781) 828 - 1626.
Speaker Biographies at today's meeting:
Jim Moss a Professional Associate of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, has been in full time private practice as a Horological restorer since 1969 .He is a director of the New England Conservators Association. He has lectured for many years on the technical aspects of clock repair and restoration . He holds an ASEE from Wentworth Institute and serves as a consultant on micro-mechanical mechanisms to the Arthur D. Little Corporation.
Bruce Perkins is President of Flather & Perkins, Inc. which specializes in insuring many of the finest museums, collections and fine art dealers in the United States. Clients include The White House Collection,Boscobel,The Blair House,Donald Sack ,Leigh Keno and Ronald Bourgeault.He also serves on the Board Of Trustees for the Winterthur Museum,he is Treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Decorative Arts Trust and is a member of the Visiting Committee if the Peabody & Essex Museum.He is an avid third generation collector of 18th and early 19th century American furniture, ceramics, prints and glass.
Chapter Eight's NEW SILENT AUCTION !
Here's a new easy way to buy and sell Horological treasures at our Mart. We will provide a "Silent Auction" table and a bid sheet for each item displayed. Sellers, pay $5 for the bid sheet, write the item description and a minimum bid. Buyers can then write larger bids. At 11:15 when the auction ends, Sellers and high bidders settle directly. Plan to bring an item and sell it.
RAFFLE :-Open to all Registered Members --no walks-ins
prize :- one meeting registration and one free mart table.
the drawing open to all registered members.(no walk-ins)
must be present to win --non-transferable
Program for 1999:
June 5,1999-Seventh Annual Horological Workshop at The Willard House & Clock Museum at Grafton Massachusetts
August 7 1999 Chapter meeting; at The Holiday Inn at Boxboro MA.
The Fall Educational Symposium, date and location still open.
October 9 1999 Chapter meeting; at The Holiday Inn at Boxboro MA.a
Mark your calendars now
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