Graduation Year


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Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Art Conservation

Reader 1

Patricia Blessing

Reader 2

Eric Doehne

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2019 Josephine Ren


This research project examines and documents the collection of Islamic ceramics at Scripps College from an art conservation standpoint. The main objectives were to establish provenance for these objects, assess their current conditions, propose recommendations for future preservation, and discuss the importance of preventive conservation and general collections care methods. Based on my survey and research, I demonstrated which objects in particular should be prioritized due to their states of conservation and significant educational value. Such objects raise further points of departure regarding authenticity and conservation ethics.