Exposed: Art History and Technology
Science and technology enhance our understanding of cultural history by uniting scholars across disciplines in order to expand art historical perspectives and preserve cultural masterpieces. This course begins with an overview of the campus collections and the basic tenets of museum collections care. Guest presentations by scholars from across the University of Arizona will examine the studies of art production, materials science, and cutting-edge dating and imaging methods. In conclusion, we will review the latest in conservation technology and the issues surrounding the collecting and preservation of contemporary art today.
Due to the diversity in subject matter, there are no single textbooks required for this course. Readings will uploaded to Box@UA and the link for this site will be shared with registered students in early September.
OLIVIA MILLER is the Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Arizona Museum of Art where she has worked for six years. She has taught art history courses for both high school and college students and worked at multiple non-profit arts organizations in Oregon and Arizona. Currently a Ph.D. student in art history, her dissertation will focus on the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Collection and the founding of the University of Arizona Museum of Art during the context of World War II.