Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Katharine U. Shulman
This thesis examines the motives behind museum loan and exchange policies and how loans can act as a new avenue for protecting and preserving paintings. When borrowed artworks are transported from one museum to another, there are many variables that come into play and careful planning is necessary for the safety of the object. Specific case studies of several well-known and respected museums that engage in and encourage loans will explore the complex nature of lending policies, their effect on the condition of artworks and their significance and impact on the museum world. This thesis culminates in an analysis of the loan fitness and possibility for transport of Joachim Beich’s Untitled, a painting in the Scripps College collection.
Shulman, Katharine, "Paintings in Transit: A New Means For Protection of Collections, Balancing Traditional and Modern Conservation Philosophies and Methods" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 697.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.