Meet leading artists, designers and creative thinkers in the Creativity Matters Forums. In this series, students have the opportunity to think laterally about ideas, processes, issues and the potential of creative expression and plan their own creative challenges inspired by what they have learned.
Getting to the Art of Conservation
How long should a work of art last? How much of a masterpiece should be restored? What materials should you never use to conserve art? Art, science, ethics, and creative problem-solving questions like these are all part of the job for conservators. Join painting, objects and furniture conservators from the NGV to solve real-life conservation problems and consider how the science of conservation applies to you.
- Define the role of a conservator
- Recognise the role of science, creativity and ethics in conservation
- Discuss how consequences and responsibilities impact ethical decision-making and action in the conservation of cultural materials
- Use evidence and reasoning to determine a treatment strategy for an object in a conservation case study
The Creativity Matters Forum is part of Creative Catalyst, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools.