A team of Mason faculty and students recently completed work on the George Mason Plaster Cast Collection website. Acquiring and researching plaster casts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been a ten-year project led by Dr. Carol Mattusch, Mathy Professor of Art History. This interdisciplinary project has brought students, scholars, artists, and others from various backgrounds together to research, conserve, handle, and catalogue approximately 70 plaster casts located at George Mason. The purpose of this site is to showcase this collection, educate the public about the history of plaster casts, and promote future scholarship on the subject.
December 17, 2013