Special Projects

Time-Based Media Art Conservation

In recognition of the changing field of contemporary art conservation, the Conservation Center will establish a new specialization in time-based media art conservation as part of its four-year degree program. With support from a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center will develop a curriculum for the premier graduate-level education of time-based media art conservators, which will be the first of its kind in the United States.

The two-year grant period, beginning January 2016, supports developing the curriculum for the program and promoting the field through public lectures on current research.

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Crossing Boundaries: Making World Art History

"Crossing Boundaries: Making World Art History" is the first of a series of workshops aimed at providing a space for creative thinking, where ideas and views can be shared and tested, and cross-institutional collaborations can be formed.

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The Mellon Research Initiative

The Mellon Research Initiative asked about the directions being taken in art history, archaeology, and conservation: about what resources those fields require to support graduate training and research; how those resources are most meaningfully allocated; and, crucially, how learning is best delivered in curriculum and training programs. The Institute of Fine Arts thanks the Mellon Foundation for supporting this review, which was undertaken by means of a series of workshops and conferences exploring pertinent topics, many of which are available to watch online.

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The Institute | Research Labs

www.ifaresearch.org/ is where the Institute develops experimental web based projects.

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