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Call for art and/or research on conservation and restoration

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: California Lutheran University
Deadline: Fri, October 26th, 2018

The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University is accepting submissions of work (art or research) that relate to conservation, restoration, connoisseurship, or other means of discovering information related to art work, particularly methods that involve scientific processes. 

The exhibit is called "Traces: Revealing Secrets in Art and History," on view Nov. 16, 2018-Feb 21, 2019. The exhibition description is as follows:

"In this eclectic exhibition, we re-examine works of art to uncover what might be hiding in plain sight, or just below the surface. Whether it is the application of science or the science of connoisseurship, many works from various collections have been altered by their longevity or purposefully manipulated. Today, scientific methods allow us to uncover forgeries, predict aging, attribute work to a specific artist, preserve ailing pieces and restore works closer to their original state. This exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes look at the procedures and techniques art “detectives” use to investigate what secrets artworks hold, using techniques from x-rays to infrared and solvents that remove varnish." 

Some areas or processes to consider are: X-ray fluorescence, microscopy, infrared, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS), methods of preservation or conservation, radiocardon dating, or before and after images of works that have undergone conservation or restoration. 

The gallery provides shipping, wall-to-wall insurance, and excellent security. See webpage: 

For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact us: Rachel Schmid, 805-493-3697. 

Posted on Thu, October 11th, 2018
Expires on Fri, October 26th, 2018

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