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Modern and Contemporary Art Conservation

Students interested in a career in the conservation of modern and contemporary art, digital art, and new media, will find that studying in New York City, the contemporary art center of the U.S., offers unrivalled opportunities in this new and growing field. Students typically add this specialty to one of the program’s majors: objects, paintings, or paper. Aside from work placements and independent studies in the conservation of modern and contemporary art, students may also take specialized seminars taught by area experts, such as Issues in Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Materials and Methods in Modern Art, Art With A Plug, The Conservation of Public Art, The Conservation of Installation Art, etc., that cover special topics in conserving the art of our times, including ethics, law, artist interviews, modern art technologies, replication issues and models for collaboration. Theoretical courses in contemporary art history complement the Conservation Center’s curriculum and are available to interested students as art history electives.