Gallery Talk

Conservators in Action

Monday, May 20, 2024
10:00 am–1:30 pm
Conservation Center
Included with General Admission

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens. Q and A session with Christine Storti, head of Furniture and Frame Conservation, from 10–10:30 am.

Add to Calendar 2024-05-20 10:00:00 2024-05-20 13:30:00 Conservators in Action 05/20/2024 10am Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Watch conservators in action as they clean, stabilize, and prepare artworks for display. Learn how conservators care for the MFA’s collections by viewing work in progress through the glass windows of the furniture and frame conservation lab. At select times listed below, conservators will also be available to talk to visitors, introduce projects, explain the work, and field questions.

Free with general admission. No advance registration or tickets required. Assistive listening devices available upon request.

Meet in the Conservation Center

Take the elevator outside the Bookstore and Shop in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art to the third floor.

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Assistive listening system

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Wheelchair accessible

Past Dates and Times

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens. Q and A session with Christine Storti, head of Furniture and Frame Conservation, from 10–10:30 am.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens. Q and A session with Christine Storti, head of Furniture and Frame Conservation, from 11:30 am–12 pm.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens. Q and A session with Christine Storti, head of Furniture and Frame Conservation, from 12:30–1 pm.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens. Q and A session with Christine Storti, head of Furniture and Frame Conservation, from 1–1:30 pm.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Structural work and surface consolidation of two carved and painted Japanese architectural panels and two lacquer folding screens. Q and A session with Christine Storti, head of Furniture and Frame Conservation, from 10–10:30 am.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Disassembly, after natural weakening over time of previous joins, and reconstruction of this fragmentary Etruscan jug by associate objects conservator Emilie Tréhu. Q and A session from 2–2:30 pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Disassembly, after natural weakening over time of previous joins, and reconstruction of this fragmentary Etruscan jug by associate objects conservator Emilie Tréhu. Q and A session from 2–2:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Disassembly, after natural weakening over time of previous joins, and reconstruction of this fragmentary Etruscan jug by associate objects conservator Emilie Tréhu. Q and A session from 2–2:30 pm.

Sponsors

Supported by the Jane Mayer and Robert J. Mayer MD Fund.