Atlantic Notes Challenges of Perishable Materials to Conservators

June 12th, 2017

As William Pope L.’s Claim goes off view at the Whitney this week, the Atlantic reflects on recent challenges to art conservation, particularly with works involving food or other perishable materials.  “I bet you can ask me about any food in existence and I’ll tell you at least three significant concerns. Food drastically changes in composition over time,” says Emily MacDonald-Korth, founder of the Art Preservation Index.

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