|Course||Scientific Examination of Museum Objects|
|Instructor||Marie-Claude Corbeil or Ian Wainwright|
|Institution||Canadian Conservation Institute|
The seminar will provide an understanding of how scientific analysis of museum objects and works of art can uncover facts about their age, provenance, and history, as well as information that assists with their preservation and conservation.
Through a slide and lecture presentation, commentary, and discussion, participants will learn about scientific examination procedures, the potentials and limitations of using scientific techniques to study museum objects and works of art, and information in reference databases available from CCI, especially in relation to Canadian artists and ethnographic collections. This seminar can be presented as a lecture forum with short reflection and question periods for larger groups, or as a more informal presentation for smaller groups within a museum followed by a discussion of scientific approaches that could be taken with specific artifacts or collections.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
Conservators, curators, and faculty and students of art history, museology, and conservation programs
|Attendance||Open, depending upon requirements|
|Instructor(s)||Marie-Claude Corbeil or Ian Wainwright|