Art Conservation: A New Major and the Future of the Past

Interns Robin Dubin and Wendy Lindsey, in collaboration with Professors Eric Doehne and Mary MacNaughton

This exhibition, inspired by the inaugural year of Scripps’ new Art Conservation major, looks at how art conservation and the related area of heritage science combine art, science and technology. The new Art Conservation major at Scripps is part of a larger trend of growing interest in interdisciplinary training. The exhibition, which demonstrates how art conservation develops cross-disciplinary research and decision-making skills, investigates such topics as replicas vs. forgeries; conservation of modern art in outdoor environments; and the analysis, ethics, and preservation of human remains in museums.

Wilson Conservation Interns Robin Dubin and Wendy Lindsey have organized the exhibition in collaboration with Professors Eric Doehne and Mary MacNaughton.