Art Conservation as Forensic Science

We look at art conservation as a forensic science. Guggenheim Museum conservationist Carol Stringari recently used a severely damaged Ad Reinhardt painting, "Black Painting, 1960–66," that had been deemed all but destroyed to develop new conservation techniques! A Guggenheim exhibit, "Imageless," explores the scientific study and experimental treatment of Reinhardt’s damaged painting.

The Guggenheim is hosting a symposium for "Imageless"
Sept. 13, 10AM-5PM
Featuring forensic scientists, conservators, artists, art historians, curators, and other art and science professionals
For tickets and more information, go to