Conserving Knowledge | Masterpiece Symposium 2020

How could conservation be more intrinsic to the public understanding of works of art? This discussion explores the relationship between conservation, curation and academic art history; considers how best to communicate information about historical materials, current conservation practices and historical methods; asks how conservation could become a more diverse and inclusive field, both as a profession and in terms of the objects that conservation departments prioritise; and thinks about what it means to put conservation on display.

Panellists:
Robert Price | Conservator for the French Sculpture Project, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Julie Ribits | Beverly and Gayl W. Doster Paintings Conservator, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Cynthia Schwarz | Senior Associate Conservator of Paintings, Yale University Art Gallery
David Wheeler | Senior Conservator of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust

Chaired by Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo
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