Ethics in 21st Century Art Conservation: Confederate Monuments

Hoffman, Kate L. (2019) Ethics in 21st Century Art Conservation: Confederate Monuments. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Betty Crouther from Art History, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This paper explores the ethics surrounding the conservation of damaged confederate monuments, specifically as educational tools for understanding their place in society and memory over time. Much of this research has been conducted through the use of contemporary news sources and memory studies scholarship on account of the recent influx of interest towards the monuments and their controversies in the 21st century. The ultimate purpose of this paper is to provide an unbiased source of material for future scholarship in memory studies towards confederate monuments, for if damages dealt to the monuments are repaired, that portion of their physical history is then erased. In summation, I argue it would be best to retain iconoclastic damages on choice confederate monuments to provide a solid basis for the future scholarship in ethics of 21st century art history and conservation issues.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: confederate monuments, conservation, ethics, iconoclasm, southern memory, altered memory, confederate imagery
Creators: Hoffman, Kate L.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Art History and Classics
Thesis Advisor: Betty Crouther
Thesis Advisor's Department: Art History
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Depositing User: Miss Kate L. Hoffman
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 04:22
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 04:22
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1391

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