Photo Credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Affiliated Alliance Institution/Partner: Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery
June 3-10, 2023
Mark Aronson co director of SMITAH Students and Mentors Institute in Technical Art History at Yale and Deputy Director and Chief Conservator of the Yale Center for British Art shared this with the Alliance of HBCU Museums and Galleries.
HBCU SMITAH 2023 was a one-week introduction to conservation and technical art history in 2023. With the overarching theme of “light,” students went behind the scenes at these museums to explore topics related to the materiality of art materials. Students tried their hand at conservation treatments and attended a keynote event by an artist in conversation with a conservator.