Two conservators share their perspectives and behind-the-scenes stories of how Della Robbia sculptures are conserved, including some now on view in “Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence.” MFA conservator Abigail Hykin presents an overview of the materials and techniques of glazed terra-cotta sculpture, with a focus on the Della Robbia workshop. Lisa Bruno, Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator, Brooklyn Museum, presents the details of the major conservation treatment of the Brooklyn Museum’s monumental Resurrection of Christ by Giovanni della Robbia.
Abigail Hykin, MFA Conservator
Lisa Bruno, Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator, Brooklyn Museum
Above: Giovanni della Robbia, Resurrection of Christ, about 1520-1524. Glazed terracotta. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of A. Augustus Healy 99.5.