Christian Scheidemann


Christian Scheidemann grew up in Bonn, Germany, where he studied the conservation and history of medieval art. After eight years of training in conservation of painting and polychrome sculpture (Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Pinakothek Munich), Christian held a position as conservator at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In 1984, he opened his own studio practice in Hamburg, focusing exclusively on the conservation of contemporary art.

Contemporary Conservation Ltd. in New York was founded by Christian in 2002, following growing demand by various artists to preserve and consult on non-traditional artist’s materials, such as elephant dung, donuts, human hair, and Vaseline. For the next 20 years, the international team operated within a vibrant context of art production.

From 2012 to 2017, Christian was the lead conservator in research project Material Matters (Neubauer Collegium) and the conservation of Wolf Vostell’s Concrete Traffic (Campus Art Collection) at the University of Chicago.

He organized the symposia The First Crack - Conservation and Value in Contemporary Art (2015)

And Body of Work – Contemporary Artists’ Estates and Conservation (2018).


Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
Department Chair
CWAC 162 | Tuesdays 1-2pm or by appointment.
Niall Atkinson
Niall Atkinson
Medieval and Renaissance Architecture and Urban History
CWAC 260
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
Architectural Studies Advisor
CWAC 268 | Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-10am and 12-1pm
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Potters Wheel
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272