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Handle With Care: Approaches, Perils, and Best Practice in Stained-Glass Conservation Today

For the Sundays at the Met program An Old World Art Form for the New World: Issues in the History of Conservation, Collecting, and American Designs for Stained-Glass Windows, a group of experts, conservators and curators explore the history of stained glass, from its creation to its conservation, its design to its collection.

Ivo Rauch discusses the complex work of conserving stained glass today, paying particular attention to a critical first step: deciding what is worthy of conservation. He describes both the factual and philosophical qualifiers that determine the value of an artwork, considering everything from rarity and renown of the artist, to the German philosopher Walter Benjamin’s concept of a work’s aura: its unquantifiable presence in time, space, ritual, and tradition.

Ivo Rauch, Independent Scholar and Consultant, Koblenz, Germany, and Tutor, M.A. Program in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management, University of York, U.K; introduced by Lisa Pilosi, conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Learn more about stained glass in medieval Europe on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/glas/hd_glas.htm

Learn more about medieval art at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/medieval-art-and-the-cloisters

Learn more about objects conservation and restoration at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/conservation-and-scientific-research/objects-conservation

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