Katherine Alcauskas

Katherine Alcauskas, collections curator and exhibitions manager at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, recently participated in a professional workshop on “The Potential of Technical Studies and Conservation for Prints and Drawings Curatorship.” She was one of 16 emerging and mid-career prints and drawings curators chosen to participate in the event, which was organized by the Harvard Art Museums and fully funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation.

Workshop instructors included a multidisciplinary team of experts from the Harvard Art Museums, as well as other experts with backgrounds in art, art history, and conservation.

Items from the Harvard Art Museums’ graphic art collections, which range from medieval to contemporary, were used in hands-on sessions involving careful study of original works of art; exploration of the relationship between materials, makers, and tools; and analytical and technical equipment used by conservators and conservation scientists to identify the condition and composition of works of art.

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