Art Conservators are conservative. Not necessarily in the political sense, but most certainly in their approach to their work. As well as they should be. Conservation-restoration is a profession devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage for the future. Words can be biased; objects and art may tell a more revealing story of a past society. The role of the conservator involves the examination, conservation, and preservation of cultural objects using any methods that prove effective in keeping that property in as close to its original condition as possible for as long as possible. Minimal intervention is a guideline a conservator must follow.
Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 12, 2013 11:06:00 AM
Here's an excerpt from a fascinating article on the "Bored Panda" blog, self-proclaimed as "the only magazine for pandas." I've always thought of great packaging as art, in it's own way, but this is extraordinary.
For well over a year, my brother-in-law Spencer has immersed himself in the artistic glass industry. Spencer works, plays, talks, studies, teaches, and I’m sure dreams glass. He has gone to glass work camps and seminars, where he has met and worked with some of Americas most renowned glass artists. Though in the field for a relatively short time, intellectually curious Spencer is one who will learn as much as can absorbed about a particular topic. He recently made the comment that American glass makers are some of the best in the world. European glass artists may have the name and reputation, but the American artists are making very creative pieces as well. Spencer is from Britain and in the 10 years I’ve known him, has shown a healthy pride for the European side. It was kind of him to share his new found deep respect for this particular American craft.