Glenn WhartonResearch Scholar of Museum Studies
Phone: (212) 998-3592
Areas of Research/Interest
Conservation of cultural materials with specialization in contemporary art and archaeology, public participation in conservation, history and philosophy of conservation.
The Painted King: Art, Activism, & Authenticity in Hawai'i, University of Hawai'i Press, November 2011.
"Research and Training in a Field Conservation Laboratory: Kaman-Kalehöyük." In Williams, E. & C. Peachey (Eds.) The Conservation of Archaeological Materials: Current Trends and Future Directions. Oxford: Archaeopress. 2010. 33-39.
"Collaboration and Community Involvement in Archaeological Conservation." In Williams, E. & C. Preachey (Eds.) The Conservation of Archaeological Materials: Current Trends and Future Directions. Oxford: Archaeopress. 2010. 201-204.
The Painted King: Art, Activism, & Authenticity in Hawai'i. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. In press.
"The Challenge of Installation Art." (with Harvey Molotch). In (A. Bracker & A. Richmond eds.) Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths. London: Elvsevier. 2009. 210-222.
Dynamics of Participatory Conservation: The Kamehameha Sculpture Project. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. Vol. 47, 2008, pp. 159-173.
"The Challenges of Conserving Contemporary Art." In Altshuler, B. (ed.), Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2005. 163-178.
"Caring for Outdoor Bronze Plaques, Part I: Documentation and Inspection" & "Part II: Cleaning and Waxing". National Park Service Conserve O Gram pamphlet series. 2005. Online at:http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/cons_toc.html
“Planning Physical and Conceptual Longevity in Public Art Commissions," Public Art Review, 32. Spring 2005. 36-37.
“Heritage Conservation as Social Intervention: The Case of a Royal Hawaiian Monument". In Heritage Preservation as a Tool for Social Change. US/ICOMOS Conference Postprints. In Print. 2006.
“Indigenous Claims and Heritage Conservation: An Opportunity for Critical Dialog". Journal of Public Archaeology. In Print. 2006.
“Public Participation in Conservation". In Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art. Cambridge Arts Council. 2002. 30-35.
Editor. Field Notes: Practical Guides for Archaeological Conservation and Site Preservation. Nos. 11-20. Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution & Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan. 2002.
“The Role of Conservation in the Design of Conceptual Monuments". In Monuments & the Millennium Proceedings of a joint conference organized by the Stone and Metal Sections of UKIC and English Heritage. 20-22 May 1998. English Heritage. London. 2001.
“Field Conservation at Kaman-Kalehoyuk: A Holistic Approach". Proceedings from conference: The International Institute for Conservation 16th International Congress. Copenhagen. August 1996. Co-authored with Scott Carroll.
“Sweetness and Blight: The Conservation of Chocolate Works of Art". Proceedings from conference: From Marble to Chocolate: the Conservation of Modern Sculpture. Co-authored with Sharon Blank & Claire Dean. Tate Gallery. London. 1995.
Guide to Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture. Co-authored with Virginia Naude. American Institute for Conservation, Washington, D.C. 1992.
Museum Conservation and Contemporary Culture (Museum Studies MSMS-GA 2222)
Topics in Museum Studies: The Challenge of Installation Art (Museum Studies MSMS-GA 3330)
The Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art (Institute of Fine Arts)