Gallery Activities and Tours

Conservation Up Close: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Friday, August 12, 2022
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Arts of Japan Gallery (Gallery 280)
Included with General Admission
Add to Calendar 2022-08-12 14:00:00 2022-08-12 15:00:00 Conservation Up Close: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture 08/12/2022 1pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

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

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Wheelchair accessible

Past Dates and Times

Friday, September 16, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022


Generous support is provided by the Jane Mayer and Robert J. Mayer, M.D. Fund.