Why Materials Matter

Heather C. McCune Bruhn and Sarah Jo Townsend

Heather C. McCune BruhN, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art History

Sarah Jo Townsend, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Why Materials Matter will meet 6 times during the 2022-23 Academic Year. Our goal is to foster interdisciplinary discussions about materials, primarily (but not strictly limited to) those used for the production of art. We will have brief, informal presentations related to a theme, followed by an open forum for discussion. Themes include materials characterization, provenance, acquisition and supply chain issues, properties of materials (both new and old), materials conservation, and possibly books and their materials.