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This month's Careers in Science column focuses on art conservation science. This fascinating career combines science, art techniques, and materials history. Introduce your students to M. Susan Barger by sharing this information with them, and as a result, her eye-opening interview may inspire some of your students to consider this multi-faceted field of study someday in the future.
Perhaps the career of this scientist can be described as an art doctor. She helps people restore, conserve, and care for valuable art objects. In this short article she describes what she does, how she chose this career and why what she does is unique. This is an interesting choice of careers that students would benefit knowing about.
Adah (San Antonio, TX)
This short but interesting article explains what an art conservation artist does, why she chose this career and what skills she has that allows her to do this job. She also explains why her job is unique. This is an interesting article that might appeal to students not completely sold on science.
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