Big Deal Media

K-12 Technology
artic.edu

Sep 01, 2021 2021-09-01

Digital Learning • Learning Support

3D Tour Through an Art Conservation Lab

International art experts, conservation colleagues, and artists seeking to get up close and personal with the work of their peers and predecessors often visit the conservation studios in the Art Institute of Chicago to see the creative process unfold before their eyes. However, students or the public have rarely seen these spaces where creativity takes place. Now, through new digital and interactive tools, the museum’s walls have become permeable, giving everyone access to the specialized labs where the work of conservators—part artist, part scientist—happens. In the studio, laboratory tools such as high-powered microscopes can magnify the painted surface of an art piece hundreds of times to examine a crack, to study a graphite underdrawing that shows in the openings of an artist’s brushwork, or to precisely trace the contours of a past restoration. Students can visit the conservation studio virtually and learn about an object or area in the lab. They can also see an enlargement of a work and learn the artist, title, and more about the conservation treatment the work is receiving.

Arts Science Social Studies Digital Literacy

SHARE: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email

RELATED CONTENT

BROWSE TOPICS

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media
STEM • STEAM • STREAM

BROWSE FOCUS AREAS

GET OUR NEWSLETTERS

Please select



T4T Subscribe Home Page