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Friday, August 24, 2018

ONSITE/ONLINE COURSE: Art and Science of Museum Conservation (4 weeks) | UChicago Events

ONSITE/ONLINE COURSE: Art and Science of Museum Conservation (4 weeks)

When: Monday, October 8, 2018 5:307:30 p.m.
Where: Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: Mondays, Oct 8–29, 5:30–7:30pm in OI 210 and online
Instructor: Alison Whyte, Associate Conservator of the Oriental Institute

Have you ever wondered why the lights are so low in museum exhibits? Or why you can't bring food and drinks into museum galleries? Or what goes on behind the scenes in a museum to keep a priceless ancient collection available for future generations to enjoy? Explore the art and science of museum conservation with Oriental Institute conservator Alison Whyte. Learn about the history of art conservation and how the discipline has evolved over time. Explore preventive techniques used by conservators to stop, or at least delay, the deterioration of art objects. Gain insight into the cutting edge analytical techniques used by conservators to examine works of art. Finally, get a glimpse of the step by step process of an actual conservation treatment. In classroom sessions, students will develop an understanding of modern art conservation and its history. This understanding will be punctuated with practical demonstrations and real life examples from the Oriental Institute Museum collection. This class can be followed onsite in Oriental Institute 210 or online.
*Important Note: this course is NOT an art conservation training program. Students will not learn art conservation treatment skills or techniques*

Registration Required
Registration Deadline: October 1
Cost: General $196, members $157, UChicago Students (UChicago Arts Pass) $49
Contact: Oriental Institute - Public Education Office
Tag: Arts, Diversity, Graduate Students, Staff, Short Courses, Seminars
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
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