Senior Conservator of Objects and Sculpture
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Certificate of Advanced Training in Objects Conservation, Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University Art Museums
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tony Sigel carries out treatment and technical research of objects and sculpture in the museums’ collections and has recently served as supervising conservator for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, in western Turkey. He has published and taught widely on conservation practice and technical art history, with a research focus on Renaissance and Baroque sculptural models. In 2004, he received the Rome Prize, and he is currently a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He co-curated the 2012–13 exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. In September 2016, Sigel was appointed the Robert Lehman Visiting Professor in residence at Villa I Tatti, Florence, studying the techniques of Renaissance sculptural models. He is currently program chair of the Objects Specialty Group, for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
“Cyclododecane Case Study: Fresco Protection and Relocation during Construction at the Harvard Art Museums.” In Conference Proceedings from Subliming Surfaces: Volatile Binding Media in Heritage Conservation. Cambridge, U.K., April 15–16, 2015. In press.
Sigel, Anthony, Claire Grech, and Katherine Eremin. “Harvard’s First Sculpture.” In The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, ed. Ethan W. Lasser, 236–48. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Art Museums, 2017.
Dickerson, C. D., III, and Anthony Sigel. “Bernini/Not Bernini: Reflections on the Role of Technical Evidence in the Attribution of Bernini’s Terracottas.” In Material Bernini, ed. Evonne Levy and Carolina Mangone, 187–217. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2016.
“Conservation at 33 1/3 RPM: The Treatment of an Attic Trefoil Oinochoe.” AIC Objects Specialty Group Postprints, Volume 21, ed. Suzanne Davis, with Kari Dodson and Emily Hamilton, 43–80. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 2014.
“History in Pieces: Conservation Issues in Islamic Ceramics.” In In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, ed. Mary McWilliams, 36–49. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Art Museums, 2013.
Dickerson, C. D., III, Anthony Sigel, Ian Wardropper, et al. Bernini: Sculpting in Clay. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.