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Brian Castriota
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Brian Castriota

Brian Castriota is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in art history and conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts – New York University, currently completing advanced training in the artifacts conservation department of the National Museums Scotland. He has interned in the conservation departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; he also works as an archaeological conservator at excavations in Turkey, Sicily, and Egypt. His current research focuses on the conservation of late-twentieth century video installation art, examining the impact of age value, patina, and integrity-based interpretations of authenticity on conservation decision-making. His more broad research interests include aspects of conservation theory and ethical issues related to damage, destruction, and intentionality.