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Photographic Conservation at The Met

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
11 Nov 2013 19:26

The "Cultures of Conservation" class met on October 8, 2013 with Nora Kennedy, Conservator of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Class member Antonia Behan offers the follow report of a fascinating behind-the-scenes site visit:

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Installation Art at the MOMA - Class Review

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
10 Oct 2013 17:40

In advance of the class meeting held on October 1, 2013 led by Professor Hanna Hölling, students made the trip to the Museum of Modern Art to view two exhibitions: "Images of an Infinite Film" and "Soundings." They were asked to take note of the media formats and display techniques employed in these exhibits, including playback equipment and screen technology, and to contemplate how these elements relate to the meaning of the works on display. The following class summary was written by Lisa Adang, a student in the course.

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Behind the Scenes at The Cloisters

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
03 Oct 2013 12:58

MA student Ariel Rosenblum reviews last week's illuminating site visit to the conservation lab at the The Cloisters as part of a new course, "Cultures of Conservation: From Objects to Subjects—On Sites, Rites, and Paradigms" (Professor Hanna Hölling)

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“Approaches to traditional polychrome stone and wooden sculptures: conservation at The Cloisters”
Guest Speaker: Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 24, 2013

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David Bomford and Carlo Ginzburg Talk Connoisseurship

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
11 Sep 2013 20:14

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, BGC hosted the first of four gatherings in a new speaking series entitled, "Conservation Conversations." In these public research dialogues, a conservator and a professor are paired together for an evening of presentation and conversation about issues at the core of the "Cultures of Conservation" initiative.

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Last night's guests were David Bomford, Director of Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, who spoke on, “Connoisseurship: The Rembrandt Paradigm,” and Carlo Ginzburg, Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies at UCLA, who presented a paper entitled, “Small Differences: Ekphrasis and Connoisseurship.”

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