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Conserving Works of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

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Rare and valuable Chinese paintings from the 16th through 19th centuries are being conserved and used for teaching and exhibitions at Scripps.

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Art Conservation the Topic of the Day on California Edition

Art Conservation the Topic of the Day on California Edition

Art Conservation was the topic of the day on the statewide public affairs program, “California Edition,” recently. Brad Pomerance, host of the TV program, interviewed Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art History Mary MacNaughton ’70 on the topic. Professor MacNaughton discussed the many opportunities available at Scripps for art conservation students. […]

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NEA Grant to Conserve Sixteenth-Century Chinese Dragon Tapestry

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The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Gallery is to receive a $10,000 grant to treat a Chinese textile altar panel of a dragon, which dates back to the late sixteenth century.

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Art Conservation Courses

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  Two new courses in art conservation were offered in the fall by Dr. Eric Doehne, a materials scientist and consultant specializing in the analysis and conservation of historic stone, concrete, glass, pigments and ceramics. In addition to teaching at Scripps, Dr. Doehne is the Chaire Internationale at the University of Cergy Pontoise for the […]

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