Understanding Decorative Arts Through Scientific Analysis
Course Registration $40.00 Member
Understanding Decorative and Functional Objects
through Scientific Analysis
Jennifer L. Mass, Ph.D., President, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, LLC
This session will discuss how science can be used to assist with matters of object attribution, authentication, and evidence of use. Dr. Mass will also discuss how to identify authentic surfaces and conservation/restoration histories.
Speaker PowerPoints are available only where permission has been given.
1.5 CE credits
Jennifer L. Mass is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science at The Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. She is also President of Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, LLC. Prior to her tenure at SAFA and Bard she was the Director of the Scientific Research Laboratory at The Winterthur Museum, professor of conservation science at the University of Delaware Master’s Program in Art Conservation, and professor of conservation science at the SUNY College at Buffalo Master’s Program in Art Conservation. Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Engineering from Cornell University, and did her postdoctoral work at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has published numerous articles in the art conservation and scientific literature, and lectures nationally and internationally each year on her cultural heritage science research.
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