Members Event | The Artist's Intent and the Paradox of Art Restoration


Members Event | The Artist's Intent and the Paradox of Art Restoration

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Restoration is defined as the action of returning something to a former condition. This definition raises many complex questions when applied to the restoration of historical artifacts and objects of art: what exactly was the former condition of an object? Do we know the artist's original intention for the object? And why do we restore works of art at all? These are some of the technical issues and philosophical themes that will be presented by Chief Conservator Bart Devolder in this talk based on conservation treatments carried out at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Please note that registration is required to attend this virtual event, open exclusively to members. If you are not currently a member, set up your free membership.

Free registration for the members event via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

Russian, Saint Nicholas, late 18th–early 19th century. Tempera and silver leaf on wood panel. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Slobodan Curcic, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University. 2010-127