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ART 284 - Art, Science, and Community: Preservation of Public Monuments and Other Treasures

Semester Offered: Fall
0.5 unit(s)
The six-week seminar introduces students to the application of methods and techniques involved in documenting and preserving cultural artifacts, with a particular focus on public works of art in the City of Poughkeepsie. In consultation with specialists from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, and in collaboration with the Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission and Dutchess County Historical Society, directed group study includes documentation of primary and secondary materials associated with historic stained-glass windows, sculptures, murals, paintings, and other objects. The seminar includes lectures, site visits, and either individual or joint presentations. A selected number of completed assessments may be used to apply for grants and fundraising for future civic preservation initiatives. T. Barton Thurber.

Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or ART 106  and permission of the instructor.

First six-week course.

One 3-hour period.

Course Format: INT

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