Ann Shaftel - preservation fine art specialist

About Ann

UBC, Vancouver, 2013
Ann Shaftel demonstrating a safer way to roll thangkas for storage.

Alumni Spotlight: Ann Shaftel University of Delaware http://www.artcons.udel.edu/news/2013/04/12/alumni-spotlight-ann-shaftel

Bhutan, Thimphu, 2013
INTERPOL
International Conference on Protection of Cultural Property in Asia

Bhutan, Thimphu, 2013
INTERPOL
Executive Director of Police Services Jean-Michel Louboutin, and Vietnamese Diplomat Nguyen Minh Anh

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
Consultant/Conservator for Art Museum Exhibit

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
Rare silver painted thangka

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013 Teaching and Lecturing at University of Michigan

Rietberg Museum, Zurich, 2013
Storage and Exhibit Research

Thimphu, Bhutan, 2013
Documenting Current Conservation Techniques

Thimphu, Bhutan, 2013
Interview with Master Dyer Kencho Dekar

Shechen Sissinang Nunnery and Zhilukha Nunnery, Bhutan, 2013 Documentation, and Sponsorship Visits

Vairochana Magazine, Nepal, 2013 
Art Conservation feature article

India, Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, 2012
Consult on Installation of Wall Paintings

Nepal, Rigon Tashi Choeling, 2012
Documentation of Contemporary/Traditional Wall Painting
Techniques and Materials

Bhutan, National Museum in Paro, 2012
Earthquake Damage to National Museum Structure

Bhutan, Thimphu, 2012
Documentation of Traditional Production of Lac Dye
Master Dyer Kencho Dekar and Assistant

India, Delhi, 2012
Advise on Preservation of Collections, Public Lecture
Tibet House, India

England, The University of Exeter, 2012
Workshop on Thangka Care, and Lecture
The University of Exeter Buddhist Chaplaincy

India, Gyuto Monastery, 2012
HH Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Meetings on Preservation of Sacred Art
Funding by S&D Rubin Foundation

Bhutan, Wangdiphodrong, 2012
Consult on Restoration of Fire-Destroyed Dzong
Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan

USA, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2012
Workshop Presentation on Preservation Outreach in the Media
Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation

Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2012
Conservation Treatment of 1875 Silk Double-Sided Banner
Charitable Irish Society/Nova Scotia Provincial Archives

USA, Yale University, 2012
Conservation Assessment and Lecture
Beinecke Rare Book Library, New Haven

USA, New York City, 2012
Thangka Collection in Storage
American Museum of Natural History

Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2012
Calligraphy Restoration
Shambhala Archives

USA, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2011
Exhibit Planning
University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology
University of Michigan Museum of Art

Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2011
Exhibit and Storage Resources Tour
UBC Museum of Anthropology

Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2011
Exhibit and Storage Resources Tour
Thrangu Monastery

India, Mindrolling Monastery, Clementown, 2011
Consulting on Preservation of Sacred Treasures
Sponsored by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

Nepal, Consulting on Preservation of Sacred Art, 2011
Research on Contemporary Thangka Techniques
Tsering Art School, Shechen Monastery
Sponsored by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

Bhutan, Preservation of Sacred Treasures, 2011
Sponsored by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

USA, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010
University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology
Conservation Assessment

Canada, Calligraphy training with Kaz Tanahashi, 2010

USA, Boulder Shambala Meditation Center, 2010
Preservation of Paintings, Textiles and Statues

Canada, Council of Nova Scotia Archives, 2010
Preservation Workshop for Archivists

Canada, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, 2010
Preservation of Charitable Irish Society Banners

USA, Naropa University Library and Archives, 2010
Preservation Assessment Site Visit and Report

Canada, Halifax Shambhala Center, 2009
Preservation Assessment Site Visit and Report

USA, Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
Conservation Consultant

DND Nova Scotia Maritime Command Museum
Restoration of Queens Colour

USA, Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania, 2008
Museum Assessment Site Visit and Report, CAP

DND Manitoba
HMCS Chippawa Naval Museum of Manitoba

DND Nova Scotia
Maritime Command Museum
Restoration of Queens Colour

USA, Washington DC, Smithsonian Year of Bhutan Celebration, 2008

Panel Discussions on Sacred Art; Smithsonian Scholars Visited My Art Conservation Training Session for Nuns in Bhutan, (a project of Friends of Bhutan's Culture with funding from the Getty Foundation).

India, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, 2007-8
Consulting on Preservation of Sacred Treasures
Sponsored by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Dharamsala 2007

National Gallery of Victoria, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia 2005

Thangka Conservation Workshop for Museum Curators, Conservators, Art Collectors, students, Buddhists, painters and the Public

Sikkim, India, Namgyal Institute, 2007-8

  • Trained staff in museology: documentation, safe handling, storage and display methods
  • Conduct conservation condition survey of thangka collection
  • Invited Lecturer at NIT Golden Jubilee Conference

Sponsored by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

India, Rumtek Monastery, Rumtek, Sikkim 1992, 2007, 2008

By invitation of HH Jamgon Kongtrul III, work in Rumtek Monastery training monks in safe handling and storage of sacred lineage treasures; returning by invitation in 2007 and 2008 to survey and document condition of thangkas nd design storage units for sacred art

Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche looking at Trungpa Rinpoche’s own paintings in Ann’s studio.

Friends of Bhutan's Culture with funding from the Getty Foundation 2007-8, 2006
Train nuns, monks and Government Staff in Preservation

USA, Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware 2006
Professional Preservation Workshop and Scientific Analysis Project