Come visit with the MFA conservators treating seven Heian period (9th–12th century) sculptures from the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room gallery, part of “Conservation in Action: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture in a New Light”.
Ask questions about the Buddhist objects, their conservation treatments, and the field of conservation in general. Learn what conservators have discovered about the sculptures during the project and how this new knowledge affects decision-making during treatments. Explore the MFA’s efforts to preserve the sculptures for the future and see the objects up close before they return to the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room.
Conservation Up Close is free with general admission. No advance registration or tickets required.
Linsly Boyer, associate conservator, Objects Conservation Laboratory
Evelyn Mayberger, assistant conservator, Objects Conservation Laboratory