What is the impact of putting a varnish on a Cubist painting? How does the condition of a work affect its art historical importance and its market value? What are the aesthetic and market implications of resurfacing a Minimalist painting? What are the ramifications of exhibiting or collecting a work of art made of chocolate? Or shrimp? This virtual course will explore these and many other issues in the ever-expanding context of contemporary art conservation.
10/19: From van Eyck to Warhol: Shifting Ethical Considerations in the Conservation of Traditional and Contemporary Art
10/26: Case Studies in Modern and Contemporary Art Conservation
11/2: Ephemeral Ramifications of Artworks that Employ Unstable Materials
11/9: Technical Art History: The Use of Scientific Innovation to Better Understand Art
11/16: Issues in Art Authenticity