Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals

This volume represents a forum for conservators, conservation scientists, artists and heritage managers. It includes the voices of many of the different partners involved in the complex task of preserving artworks:

• The vital experience of artists who create murals and are sometimes asked to treat their creations;

• Theoretical reflections on how to deal methodologically with conservation;

• Scientific studies on the identification of constituent materials and/or on the development of procedures for their preservation;

• The opinion of cultural managers;

• The specific experiences of conservators.

All of the above must have a voice in the difficult task of preserving such a challenging and changing heritage.

Este volumen se plantea como un foro de encuentro entre conservadores restauradores, científicos, artistas y gestores del patrimonio. En él se incluye el trabajo de los diferentes interlocutores que participan en la compleja tarea de conservar una obra de arte:

• La experiencia vital del artista creador de murales, que a veces es llamado para restaurar lo que ya hizo;

• Las reflexiones teóricas sobre el modo de enfrentarnos metodológicamente a su conservación y restauración;

• Los estudios científicos destinados a la identificación de materiales constitutivos o la puesta a punto de procedimientos para su conservación;

• La opinión de quienes se encargan de su gestión;

• Las experiencias concretas de conservadores restauradores.

Todos ellos deben tener voz en la difícil tarea de conservar un patrimonio complejo y cambiante.

Will Shank studied art history and the conservation of traditional paintings in Florence and at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and the Harvard University Art Museums. As Chief Conservator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and subsequently as an independent scholar and conservator, he has focused on issues specific to paintings of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a recent specialty in outdoor murals. He was awarded the Rome Prize in 2005 and the American Institute for Conservation Advocacy Award in 2010 for his work with the organization of which he is co-founder and co-chair, Rescue Public Murals.

Laura Fuster-López is a Professor in the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. After completing several internships in institutions such as the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in Rome and the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education in Washington, DC, she received her PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in 2006. Her current research interests focus on the structural behaviour of cultural materials, as well as the environmental effects on their stability and preservation. She has served as a board member of the European Network for Conservation Restoration Education and assistant coordinator of the ICOM-CC Education and Training Working Group since 2011.

Mercedes Sánchez-Pons is a Professor in the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, and a member of the Research Team for Conservation and Restoration of Wall Painting in the Instituto de Restauración del Patrimonio (IRP) at the same university. After several years of researching and working with Baroque mural painting, she received her PhD in the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in 2002. Her current research interests focus on the conservation of modern and contemporary murals, specifically the techniques and materials used by artists. Since 2007, she has also been a member of the board of directors of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the UPV.

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ISBN: 1-4438-7233-4

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-7233-1

Release Date: 20th April 2015

Pages: 555

Price: £62.99