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Harriet K Stratis
Harriet K. Stratis is Conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Stratis, Harriet K
Stratis, Harriet K.
United States of America
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Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago
At some point during the late 1940s, well-meaning Art Institute staff carefully collected groups of posters into dozens of neat, brown paper packages, sealed them, and tucked them away for safekeeping with little understanding of their historical significance...
Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago
The conservators at the Art Institute of Chicago are pleased to present the first issue of Museum Studies devoted to conservation-related topics. The following essays offer a behind-the-scenes view of our work at the museum, where staff with diverse areas of expertise treat and research objects of every age, medium, and origin. The articles themselves range from detailed descriptions of...
Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago
This fascinating volume explores how research, craft, and technology are united in the Art Institute of Chicago’s mission to preserve its collection and further art-historical knowledge. Addressing the many challenges conservators face, the publication highlights their work on objects from throughout the museum, including books, furniture, electronic media, paintings, photographs, posters, sculpture, and textiles.

An introductory essay traces the development of the profession and its specific history at the Art Institute. Case studies written by the museum’s conservators and curators examine diverse works ranging from an ancient Egyptian statue of Osiris to Bruce Nauman’s video Clown Torture. The authors explore how they determine appropriate treatment, uncover an artist’s intentions and techniques, and employ pathbreaking new technologies.
Print publication date January 2006 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300113426
EISBN 9780300235807
Illustrations 159 Illus.
Print Status out of print