Personal Viewpoints: Thoughts about Paintings Conservation : a Seminar Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, June 21-22, 2001

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Getty Publications, 2003 - Art - 126 pages
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Bringing innovative scientific techniques to an aesthetic endeavor, paintings conservators face countless decisions as they implement a course of treatment for each picture in their care.

The papers in this book, originally presented at a recent seminar organized by the Getty Museum, explore the values, assumptions, and goals that shape the work of paintings conservators. Six conservators, three curators, and a conservation scientist candidly reflect on the challenges in approaching specific works of art. Each conservator describes a successful conservation effort, as well as a project that, in retrospect, might have been approached differently. Their insights, the responses of the curators and conservation scientist, and the panel discussions contribute to a thoughtful analysis of the ever-evolving art and science of paintings conservation.

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Early Italian Paintings contains the papers presented during a symposium at Yale in April 2002, attended by specialists from museums, colleges, universities, and private conservation firms in a number ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Leonard earned his undergraduate degree in art conservation at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and subsequently received an M.A. in art history and a diploma in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

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