Spotlight Talk

Conservation Spotlight Talk: Japanese Buddhist Sculptures

Friday, May 24, 2024
6:00 pm–6:30 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
Included with General Admission

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-24 18:00:00 2024-05-24 18:30:00 Conservation Spotlight Talk: Japanese Buddhist Sculptures 05/24/2024 6pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

After a multi-year conservation campaign, the seven sculptures from the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room are back on display. Dating from the Heian period (9th–12th centuries), they represent deities from different sects of Buddhism and were created to serve as devotional figures in temple environments. Some of the condition issues addressed include splitting wood, lifting lacquer and gilding, and discolored old repairs. Learn about these recent efforts to stabilize and clean the sculptures, and hear what conservators have discovered about their original elaborate polychromy, gilding, and cut gold foil designs.

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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Wheelchair accessible

Past Dates and Times

Friday, May 24, 2024

Meet in Sharf Visitor Center

Meet in Sharf Visitor Center


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