PP156 Ethics in Art Conservation

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Webinar Description

Thursday, September 22, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern US

The Conservation Center is the largest and most comprehensive private art conservation laboratory in the country, with 39 years of experience. Heather Becker, CEO of The Conservation Center, will present a brief overview of expectations when working with conservators. Ms. Becker to go in-depth to discuss the role of ethics in conservation, common condition issues seen in their laboratory, what makes an item a strong candidate for preservation, and the technological advancements in the conservation field. The webinar will include a question and answer session for attendees.

Webinar Audience

All are welcome - those who are new to the field of conservator or would like a deeper understanding of how conservators approach their work, the best practices of conservator, and determining conservation options for damaged artwork.

General Webinar Information

Important login information will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the webinar. 

System Requirements

To ensure the best ASA webinar experience, be sure to download the Zoom app on your device before the webinar begins.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

This webinar will award 1.0 CE hours.

If you are a designated member of the American Society of Appraisers, CE credit will automatically be entered into your record ONLY if you participate in the live webinar. Please allow approximately 2 weeks post-webinar for ASA to notify participants via email regarding a certificate of completion.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the field of conservation
  • Cite ethical standards for conservators
  • Recognize common condition issues with different art mediums
  • Determine conservation options for damaged pieces

Heather Becker


The Conservation Center

Heather Becker's innovative leadership and passion for art preservation have driven The Conservation Center to the forefront of the field of conservation. Heather maintains the philosophy that "... it's about recognizing the artist's intent. Our job is to preserve and care for the artworks and allow them to have a future life." Her sentiments are echoed in the high standard of care applied to all of the artworks that come into the lab for treatment—whether a piece of fine art or a piece of family history.

After studying painting and art history on scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the International School of Art in Italy, Heather was inspired to pursue a career in the field of art preservation. In 1989, she developed a national business plan for The Chicago Conservation Center, as the company was formerly known, and purchased the firm from its founder in August 2003. The Center has since expanded to provide conservation services in paintings, works of art on paper, murals, textiles, antique and fine furniture, rare books, frames and gilding, and objects and sculpture. The Center is now the largest private facility of its kind in North America.


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09/22/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 09/22/2022
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