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From Connoisseurship to Technical Art History: The Evolution of the Interdisciplinary Study of Art

John Brealey, then chairman of the Paintings Conservation Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducting a seminar for museum curators and directors in the early 1980s. Among other things, these seminars instructed curators and directors in the language to use in discussing a painting's state and condition with conservators. Photo: Dorothy Mahon, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.