Speaker: Richard McCoy
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Richard McCoy

Assistant Conservator of Objects
Indianapolis Museum of Art
400 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis IN
46208 USA

Richard McCoy is Assistant Conservator of Objects at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where he conserves artworks across all areas of the collection. McCoy's research extends beyond the technology and structure of artworks to include artistic intent and execution as it relates to the preservation of contemporary art. His current research includes the investigation of interior channels in African Songye power figures and making conservation public through social media. A former Fulbright Scholar to Spain, McCoy studied journalism and political science at Indiana University, Bloomington, and received his MA from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center. He received a Samuel H. Kress fellowship to work at the IMA prior to joining the conservation department in 2005. In 2008 he became a Professional Associate of AIC.

Richard will demonstrate An Interactive Display for the Real‐Time Viewing of Virtually Restored Museum Artifacts. [Demonstration]