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Subject: Call for papers--Artist as restorer

Call for papers--Artist as restorer

From: Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert>
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and
Artistic Works Session
91st Annual Meeting of the College Art Association
New York City
Feb.19-22, 2003

One of the fundamental principles of conservation
is that the conservator does not impose his or her
personal aesthetic on the works being treated. One
of the hallmarks of an artist is his or her strong personal
aesthetic. The question arises as to what happens and
what boundaries may be crossed when an artist takes
on the role of restorer. In this session we will explore
the issues of objectivity in conservation and of personal
aesthetics and conservation. Among the topics that may
be considered are the moral and legal rights of the artist
to change his or her work as he or she restores it; the
superimposition of one aesthetic on another when one artist
restores the work of another artist; and the relationship of
the artist and the restorer of his or her works. Both case
studies and general philosophical appraisals are welcomed.
Send 1 -2 page abstracts to the session co-chairs

    Jay Krueger <j-krueger [at] nga__gov> and
    Rebecca Rushfield <wittert [at] juno__com>

by May 13, 2002.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:71
                  Distributed: Friday, April 19, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 17 April, 2002

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