Program for Conservation of Culture
Conservation Science Training and Research Program (CoSTAR)
April 15, 2021 – June 20, 2021
The first module comprises nine-week online lectures that create bridges between museum studies, art conservation, and conservation science. Topics include: Communicating art history to scientists and vice versa; international speakers will deliver interdisciplinary approaches to technical research and interpretation; Intersection of art history and material science; Importance of systematic data collection and collaboration; Modern materials in art, to name a few; lectures.
November 18, 2021 – June 30, 2022
CoSTAR MODULE II will be conducted as a series of theory and practical sessions, comprising of 40 online and practical sessions over 7 months. Module II aims to fill up gaps in practical expertise in technical studies of painted surfaces which we can apply on a day to day basis, such as: Learning how to establish a workspace for analysis of painted surfaces of art objects including miniatures, sculptures, wall paintings, manuscripts, textiles, wooden objects, ivories as well as oil paintings and contemporary artwork; how to conduct technical studies to identify pigments, and also how to interpret these results so as to enhance our curatorial, museological, art historical and art conservation practices.