Andrew Haines, associate conservator, Furniture and Frame Conservation
Beth Pugliano, adjunct instructor

Have you ever noticed the frames that border famous works of art in the Museum’s collection? Often complementary to the work of art and beautiful in their own right, frames frequently have a back story as fascinating as the artworks they hold. Hear the often untold tales of frames and pair the history of the artwork to the decorative border.

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Above: Enrico Meneghelli, The Picture Gallery in the Old Museum, 1879. RES 12.2. Gift of Hollis French.