The Expanded Field of Conservation

The Expanded Field of Conservation

Edited by Caroline Fowler and Alexander Nagel

With essays by Jennifer Bajorek, Fernando Dominguez Rubio, Sven Dupré, Noémie Etienne, Annika Finne, Caroline Fowler, Yukio Lippit, Murad Khan Mumtaz, Brian Michael Murphy, Alva Noë, Iwataro Oka, Kavita Singh, and Gabriela Siracusano

$29.95 Softcover

Thought-provoking and timely, this volume challenges inherited thinking on art conservation practice and purposefully reconsiders the definition of the field. Scholars from around the world discuss topics including the conservation of global painting practices, cold storage and digitization, conservation within institutions, and the decolonization of art conservation. The authors seek to broaden the scope of conservation practice and challenge the boundaries that set it apart from art history and art making. They thoughtfully consider the implications of conservation beyond museum walls. This volume in the esteemed Clark Studies in the Visual Arts maintains the series’s tradition of providing a nuanced reckoning with vital themes in the field.

Caroline Fowler is the Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute and teaches in the graduate program in the history of art at Williams College, Williamstown, MA. Alexander Nagel is the Craig Hugh Smyth Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

232 Pages

90 color illus.


Published by the Clark Art Institute and distributed by Yale University Press

ISBN 978-0-300-26694-8 (softcover)