Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Emory University Art History Department
Atlanta, GA, USA
Susan E. Gagliardi is an associate professor of art history at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a core faculty member of Emory’s Institute of African Studies, and currently serves as director of graduate studies for Emory’s PhD program in art history. Her research and teaching focuses on the arts of Africa. She has spent a total of more than twenty-one months in Burkina Faso, where she has worked with power association leaders and other community members to study the organizations and their arts. She has also conducted archival and museum-based research in Africa, Europe, and North America.
Accretion, accumulation, encrustation? Reconciling scientific and curatorial perspectives when reporting on surface materials on African sculptures