In this poster I articulate what considerations a conservator must take into account before conserving an object affected by iconoclasm. Considerations include the motivations behind such attacks, as well as how these motivations change the value of the work of art. I use a case study on the use of iconoclasm by the Suffragettes and the conservation of the paintings involved to demonstrate the decisions made during the conservation of iconoclasm.
This post refers to coursework done for ARCLG141 (2015-16), one of the core courses of the UCL MA Principles of Conservation.
As part of their assessed work for this course, students were asked to design and produce a poster communicating specific aspects of conservation. We hope you enjoy our work! Comments are most welcome.