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Charles Rhyne recognized for his contribution to art conservation


The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works awarded Charles Rhyne with the 2012 Allied Professionals Special Recognition Award.


Portland, Ore (June 14, 2012)--Professor Emeritus of Art History Charles S. Rhyne has received the 2012 American Institute for Conservation’s (AIC) Special Recognition for Allied Professionals for his contribution to art conservation. Rhyne has inspired many Reed students to pursue careers in conservation, including AIC members Jim Coddington ’74, Jane Klinger ‘75, Jeanne Brako ‘78, and Mark Aronson ‘79.

Rhyne taught art history at Reed from 1960 to 1997, and began teaching a seminar on conservation in 1989. He was something of a pioneer in the use of digital images for student research. He won Mellon and Culpeper foundation grants to further this area of study. Many of Rhyne’s lectures, publications, and links to his websites on art conservation and architecture are available from his faculty webpage.

Rhyne has been a Fulbright research fellow at the Courtauld Institute in London, a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for British Art, a Kress senior fellow at the National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and a visiting scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, and J. Paul Getty Museum.