Relevance of Restorative Art
The most important question that a grieving family asks when traumatic or unexpected death occurs is “Can we see her?” All too often the funeral profession tells the families we serve that they can not have an open casket viewing in these circumstances. Why? The early part of the last century regularly saw trauma cases restored for open casket viewing. What changed? We’ll examine the basic history of restorative art, and how it is relevant to embalmers today. Discover how the cultural shift in the United States affected restorative art education and practices, and how its continued relevance is important to our society and profession. This lecture has been presented to funeral directors and embalmers across the world and will challenge the way you may view advanced restorative art cases as well as inspire you. Lecture is presented with high definition multimedia and touches on some of the most important socio-cultural events in American and funeral directing history.