Spotlight Talk

Conservation Spotlight Talk: Articulated Dragon

Thursday, June 20, 2024
1:00 pm–1:30 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
Included with General Admission

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Add to Calendar 2024-06-20 13:00:00 2024-06-20 13:30:00 Conservation Spotlight Talk: Articulated Dragon 06/20/2024 1pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Jizai okimono (articulated animals) are marvels of Japanese metalworking, created using techniques originally developed to make armor. Measuring more than six feet long, the MFA’s model of a dragon is among the largest in the world, with over 160 articulated joints which allow for its naturalistic movements. Learn about the dragon’s complex construction and the interesting challenges they present for conservators tasked with keeping the dragon flexible.

With Linsly Boyer, associate conservator, Objects Conservation Laboratory.

Free with general admission. No advance registration or tickets required. Talks meet at Sharf Visitor Center.

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Upcoming Dates and Times

Friday, July 19, 2024

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Past Dates and Times

Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Meet in Sharf Visitor Center

Sponsors

Supported by the Jane Mayer and Robert J. Mayer, M.D. Fund.