Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art
Abigail Hykin, conservator, Objects Conservation

The Song dynasty (960–1279) was an era of immense cultural richness, achieving new pinnacles of elegance in painting, poetry, calligraphy, ceramics, and sculpture. Hear about the MFA’s rich collection of works newly on view in the Chinese Song Dynasty Gallery, 274, including the larger-than-life painted wood sculpture Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion (12th century). Join curator Nancy Berliner and conservator Abigail Hykin to hear exciting behind-the-scenes stories of conservation, discovery, and beauty.

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Above: Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chinese Jin dynasty, about 1200. 20.590. Wood with traces of polychrome and gilding. Hervey Edward Wetzel Fund.