In recent news, VoCA’s Founding Board President and current Emeritus Board Member Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane has been honored by two major institutions—The Dallas Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art—where she has spent much of her career.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has renamed their paintings conservation studio as the Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane Paintings Conservation Center. The DMA’s Conservation Center was established in 2013, and is now named in honor of Inge-Lise because of her exceptional work as an independent paintings conservator of modern and contemporary art in Dallas from 1999 to 2011. Inge-Lise was key to the growth of the DMA’s conservation program.
Additionally, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has named their artists’ materials archive for her. Inge-Lise started at SFMOMA as the Chief Paper Conservator in 1975, and served in numerous conservation and collections positions, including Director of Curatorial Affairs, until 1996. SFMOMA will name their artists’ material archive the Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane Artist Materials Tower as a tribute to Inge-Lise’s legacy and her countless contributions to the field.
At VoCA, Inge-Lise worked with our other Founding Board members from 2007-2014 to build this organization with core tenets of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and intergenerational connections. These principles have allowed VoCA to be forward-thinking about the stewardship and preservation of contemporary art while continuing to be a resilient organization. We are thrilled for Inge-Lise to receive these two major honors and hope you join us in acknowledging her decades of creative, groundbreaking work in the stewardship of contemporary art.
To watch a video of Inge-Lise from the DMA archives, go to https://youtu.be/TKxIwvi5168.