Science Café Cleveland presents


"Looking at Art Inside and Out: An Art Conservator's Perspective"


AUGUST 9, 2010




Shelley Reisman Paine, Conservator of objects, Cleveland Museum of Art




Moyna Stanton, Conservator of Paper, Cleveland Museum of Art




Have you ever stopped to consider what it is that actually makes an object look old? The fading of color from sunlight, the darkening of paint from years of smoke soot, changing appearance from abrasions, water stains, chemical attack from humidity, gasses, or even acid rain! Art work and every day objects, whether inside your house, outside in a garden, or in an ancient tomb, slowly change with time.

In this age of disposable everything, some people are working to preserve objects. Join us as Shelley and Moyna discuss the types of analytical equipment and imaging techniques used to maintain, repair and preserve the artwork.  These two experts use scientific methods to
understand art work for research, preservation, and acquisition purposes. Learn about the many types of "treatments," (like stain removal, repairing broken fragments, stabilizing delaminating paint layers, etc.) that are part of an investigative protocol they use that includes analysis and research.


Come to August's Science Café Cleveland to discuss these issues and more!




Further reading:

"Art Under Wraps" , Harvard Magazine, March-April 2000




Date: August 9, 2010
Time: Drinks start at 6:30 PM, discussion starts around 7:00 PM
Location: Tasting Room, Great Lakes Brewing Company (2701 Carroll Ave, Cleveland)


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