Exhibit explores act of artistic conservation

A new gallery exhibit on the University of Lethbridge campus brings exposure to the behind-the-scenes activity that keeps art alive and well in our community.

"Preventive conservation is a continual and on-going process that combats the process of aging and deterioration of artist's media," says Juliet Graham, co-curator of the exhibition entitled Caring for the Collection in the Helen Christou Gallery, running Oct. 26 through Dec. 24.

The opening reception for Caring for the Collection is in the Main Gallery on Friday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.

"This exhibition has been created as a snapshot to illustrate the team approach to preservation through the daily, behind-the-scenes work that goes into preserving the U of L Art Collection and to demonstrate to the community that the collection is being maintained and protected for future generations," says Graham. "Included in the exhibition are works that have received conservation treatment along with in-depth text, photographs and videos, which show some of the behind-the-scenes activities of collections and explains the importance of this work to our cultural heritage."