Assessment and conservation of new acquisitions (2013-today).
During the course of the 20th century, the notion of drawing - as is true for many other art form - underwent great change and attained what art historians unanimously define as a status of perfect "autonomy".
This typology of cultural heritage is undergoing conservation treatment for the very first time, hence requirements pertaining to conservation ethics, complexities introduced through ongoing dialogues with living artists/artists’ estates, as well as considerations regarding artists’ legal and moral rights, also need to be taken into consideration, rendering the conservation of modern and contemporary art highly complex. The combination of these factors necessitates that conservation strategies are highly collaborative, sensitive and innovative, frequently requiring approaches that differ significantly to those used for historic artefacts.
Assessment and preservation of new acquisitions
Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary drawing collection