Extending Care: A Conversation about Conservation and Futurity: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Extending Care: A Conversation about Conservation and Futurity

collaged image of a colorful, conch-looking marine organism and a Black hand holding an iPhone, overlaying a Photoshop interface
Tabita Rezaire, Premium Connect, 2017, video with LED glow, still from Premium Connect (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa.
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed May 8, 2024
6:00 PM-7:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


The Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts is a collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and materials science-related departments at Northwestern University to pursue objects-based and objects-inspired scientific research. Materials research benefits ongoing work in conservation, archaeology, art history, and curatorial scholarship. 

Learn how the Center uses materials research to care for art objects in sustainable, innovative ways with Maria Kokkori, Senior Scientist in the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts. She will be in conversation with Corey Byrnes, Northwestern Associate Professor of Chinese Culture and co-founder/co-director of the Environmental Humanities Workshop in Kaplan Humanities Center. 

This event is presented by the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science in conjunction with exhibition Actions for the Earth: Art, Care & Ecology



Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs not required, but appreciated. 

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu