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B.A. Chemistry; B.S. Studio Art; M.A. Museum Studies, Buffalo State College 2014.
A graduate of Buffalo State’s museum studies program, Wiedemer has mentored both graduate and undergraduate museum studies students. She has combined her skills in chemistry and art to applied courses focusing on vintage glass plate negative research and preservation.
Wiedemer also teaches courses relating to exhibition design, digital collections, and registration methods. Her community partnerships include work with various cultural agencies such as the Girl Scouts and the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. She has guided students in preparing exhibits for both agencies.
Wiedemer has also successfully mentored numerous student theses and projects and has worked with graduate students in preparing conference presentations and publications. In 2019, Wiedemer was recognized with the Early Career Faculty Award by Buffalo State College’s Civic and Community Engagement Office.
Wiedemer was recently invited to represent museum studies as a member of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, Consider the Source Advisory Committee for the western region.
MST 425 – Museum Preservation and Practice
MST 621 – Museum Registration Methods
MST 623/480 – Digital Museum Collections
MST 625 – Exhibit Design and Interpretation
MST 450 – Museum Internship
MST 590 – Independent Study
MST 690 – Master’s Project
MST 795 – Master’s Thesis
MST 660 – Museums and Society
Publications, Conference Presentations, and Exhibits
Wiedemer, Noelle, and Cynthia Conides. “The Howard D. Beach Photography Studio Collection of Glass Plate Negatives.” WNY Heritage 21, no. 3 (2018): 40-59.
Wiedemer, Noelle 2014. Working Methods: The Howard D. Beach Photography Studio Collection of Gelatin Dry Plate Negatives. Master’s Thesis, Buffalo State College Museum Studies Program.
Examination of the Beach collection to hypothesize the photographer’s working methods and compare them to the industry standards. Use of various scientific methods, including ultraviolet (UV) analysis and x-ray fluorescence (XRF), to determine the different physical and chemical properties of several manufacturers of gelatin dry plates found in the collection.
Wiedemer, Noelle. 2014. Graduate Research Fair. Poster Session: Working Methods: The Howard D. Beach Photography Studio of Gelatin Dry Plate Negatives. Buffalo State College, May.
Wiedemer, Noelle. 2014. Student Research and Creativity Celebration. Poster Session: Working Methods: The Howard D. Beach Photography Studio of Gelatin Dry Plate Negatives – Buffalo State College, May.
Wiedemer, Noelle. The MaRC - Master's Level Graduate Research Conference – 2014 - poster - Working Methods: The Howard D. Beach Photography Studio of Gelatin Dry Plate Negatives – SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
Wiedemer, Noelle. 2012. Independent Project - Medina Historical Society, catalog of objects. Analysis of the Scott Dunlap Glass Plate Negative Collection at the Medina Historical Society to determine issues with accessioning donations at a small historical museum. Scan and process the 250+ negatives for use in creating lesson plans to teach local Medina history.
Meyer, Amy and Noelle Wiedemer. 1999. Color and Materials Analysis of Original Plaster Finishes in Frank Lloyd Wright's George Barton House, Buffalo, NY. Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Bulletin, Volume 8, Issue 3, Summer.
Wiedemer, Noelle. 1998. The Chemistry of Art. Independent Project for Buffalo State College.
Research and develop a course for the Chemistry Department examining the chemical reactions, compositions, and processes in the various medium used in the fine arts. Examples include the chemical reaction that takes place when processing a photograph, the chemical composition of various paint pigments, and the chemical process that occurs when clay is fired in a kiln.
Wiedemer, Noelle. 1998. Independent Project for Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department - Color and Materials Analysis of Original Plaster Finishes in Frank Lloyd Wright’s George Barton House, Buffalo, NY.
Sample, prepare, and analyze paint samples from the Barton House to determine the original color and chemical composition of the plaster finish. Findings presented at the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy Conference, Chicago, IL.
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