BRIAN CASTRIOTA

archaeological & time-based media art conservator





ABOUT




Brian Castriota is an art historian and conservator specialised in the conservation of time-based media, contemporary art, and archaeological materials.

He completed graduate-level training in conservation at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts (2014) and received a PhD in History of Art from the University of Glasgow (2019). As a doctoral researcher in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłowdoska-Curie ITN New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art (NACCA) his thesis research examined notions of artwork identity and authenticity commonly invoked in conservation theory and practice.

Since 2018 he has been working as a freelance conservator for time-based media and contemporary art at the National Galleries Scotland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He serves as Supervising Conservator with Harvard Art Museums’ Archaeological Exploration of Sardis and has worked with the expedition since 2011. Prior to his doctoral studies he was a Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Time-Based Media Conservation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and worked as a contract conservator for time-based media artworks at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

He is an adjunct lecturer on time-based media conservation at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and guest lectures on the subject of contemporary art conservation theory and practice at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh College of Art.

He holds the positions of Assistant Programme Chair of the AIC Electronic Media Group, Assistant Coordinator of the ICOM-CC Theory, History, and Ethics of Conservation Working Group, and is a Committee Member of the ICON Contemporary Art Network.




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