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Visiting Fellow, 2013 – 2014

Christian Scheidemann

Senior Conservator and President Contemporary Conservation


A leading conservator of contemporary art, New York–based Christian Scheidemann is the only one in the world who has built his expertise on art made from non-traditional materials. A scholar who, in his publications, draws on his art historical training, intellectual breadth, and conservation experiences, Scheidemann is also a practitioner in the sense that he restores art, halts or slows its aging process, or advises not to intervene, but also in the sense that he consults and collaborates with artists who work with unusual materials. As part of the two-year Neubauer Collegium project, Material Matters, Scheidemann visited the University of Chicago for a series of engagements with a growing number of local scholars interested in the materials of modern and contemporary art.

For more information, please visit his website.