Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation

Margaret A. Light Visiting Scholar, Chris Stavroudis

Last week, the Art Conservation program hosted Chris Stavroudis as the 2019 Margaret A. Light Visiting Scholar in Art Conservation. Chris demonstrated a variety of techniques using his Modular Cleaning Program. The Modular Cleaning Program (MCP) is a systematic approach he developed to assist with cleaning artworks. The MCP consists of a series of concentrated stock solutions and a computer database which may be adapted for the creation of liquid, emulsified and gelled cleaning agents.

Chris obtained undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Art History from the University of Arizona and his Master's degree in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur program in 1983. 

Chris Stavroudis mixing chemicals

Bottles of chemical emulsions lined up in a lab

Art Conservation students measuring chemicals

Chris demonstrates to the Art Con Students

two art conservation students working in the lab

Art Conservation Students mixing chemicals

A group shot of Chris Stavroudis and Art Conservation Program