Conservation in the Arts 1925 vs 1975

George Leslie Stout (1897-1978) - 1976

MORE INFORMATION

CATEGORY:
ICA History
MEDIA:
Watercolor
DIMS:
Unknown
CREDIT:
Stoner, Changing Approaches in Art Conservation: 1925 to the Present (2005)
ICA ID:
2019.044
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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ICA?

We ran across these cartoons by George Stout while researching ICA's illustrious history. George Leslie Stout was an American specialist in art conservation and a museum director.  At the 1976 American Institute of Conservation annual meeting, held that year in Dearborn, Michigan, he talked to delegates about the history of the conservation field from 1925-1975 and illustrated his remarks with a series of watercolors.  If you want to read more on this topic ICA staff recommend Joyce Hill Stoner's article "Changing Approaches in Art Conservation: 1925 to the Present," in Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis (2005), pp. 40-57.

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