Insegnare Indagini Scientifiche e Tecniche per l’arte

In questo post do alcune informazioni utili per chi vuole insegnare indagini scientifiche per l’arte come un corso di scienze, quindi, non specifico per studenti di conservazione. L’anno scorso  ho tenuto un corso di questo genere al Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

Questi corsi hanno successo con gli studenti se si individuano dei casi studio rilevanti. Ho avuto la fortuna di cominciare una collaborazione con il museo di Bergen in Norvegia.

Collaborazione di ricerca tra il museo di Bergen ed il Pratt Institute.

E’ importante produrre del materiale per far conoscere la materia, come i video sotto.

Il programma che ha funzionato meglio e’ questo e altro materiale era disponibile per gli studenti qui.

Di seguito un estratto della verifica del corso da parte degli studenti

What in your opinion are the best features of this course?

1.) hands on experiments with the Madonna painting.

2.) Working with an actual painting.

3.) Learning new techniques.

4.) The fact that we learned about different layers and ranges of light through many / forms of new technology.

5.) I found it very helpful to know more about Art Restoration and I wish the course was longer.

6.) Interesting to see real paintings that have been worked on, hands on labs with paintings and all the equipment.

7.) It’s a rare opportunity to see a side of art history we wouldn’t have public access to. The equipment is cool.

8.) Studying specific equipment and how it is used. Getting a semi-hands on experience.

9.) How technology could be important when to examine the paintings. Some very interesting equipment.

10.) The topic was very interesting and cool. I learned a lot about tools and method that I didn’t even know about before. Being able to see how the tools work directly made it more interesting.

11.) Great Science course for art students. Great subject matter. Different from other courses.

12.) Examining the art and seeing different things beyond what you could see on the outside.

13.) I liked the labs we did. It was interesting being able to relate this course to life examples.

14.) The hands on part, really great to see science so directly applied to the arts.

15.) There is a great deal of scientific research that goes into art. It was great learning about methods used to date and distinguish art.

My favorite ones:

16) It was a very fun class… sad to see Antonino go..

17) The exams were pretty difficult but still fair.

And this one!!!

18) “I wish he could teach all of my classes because my life would be 100,000 times more amusing. “






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Antonino Cosentino

Freelance Cultural Heritage Scientist I’m a PhD physicist and my goal is to make Scientific Documentation and Examination of Fine Art affordable to all those private collectors and small and medium museums across Europe which cannot have a scientist on their budget or buy costly instrumentation. I currently provide documentation as well as training on scientific documentation methods such as black light, infrared, reflectance transformation imaging and 3D modeling My interest is to promote the development of multispectral imaging software and hardoware tools for museums professionals and the public: ipad apps for interactive exhibits to engage public in examination and discoveries; ipad apps to examine and annotate multispectral images for painting conservation; web-server apps to examine and share multispectral images. more @

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