Learn more about the Museum’s current art conservation projects with Matthew Siegal, chair of Conservation and Collections Management, and his team of expert conservators:

  • Jacki Elgar, Pamela and Peter Voss Head of Asian Conservation
    Conservation of The Death of the Historical Buddha, a rare 16-foot-tall Japanese hanging scroll.
  • Joel Thompson, Associate Conservator, Textile Conservation
    The complexity of issues surrounding the preservation of contemporary art as demonstrated in the case study of a 3D printed polyeurethane rubber and acrylic dress.
  • Gerri Strickler, Associate Conservator, Objects Conservation
    The recent reclassification of Dionysos and Maenad from an 18th century pastiche made from a Roman marble fragment.

Following the presentations in the Remis Auditorium, Conservation and Collections Management staff will offer demonstrations of recent and current projects highlighting our latest discoveries.  Featured objects will include Vincent van Gogh’s Enclosed Field with Ploughman and John Singleton Copley’s Mrs. John Amory (Katherine Greene), both examples of how color changes over time can affect appearance and perception. Also available for close viewing will be Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist.

Come see what we’ve learned through different examination techniques like x-ray and infrared reflectography. Enjoy behind-the-scenes and hands-on encounters, and experience the impact of your Patron support.