Through its fellowship program, the CNA nurtures future generations of scholars and specialists in Netherlandish Art. The 2022–23 fellows have written…
June 28–December 18, 2023
“Since birth we get accustomed to seeing and thinking at the same time. But I think that if you can turn off the mind and look at things only with…
March 24–July 28, 2024
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The study of provenance is a traditional part of art historical research, as an object’s chain of ownership can inform a scholarly understanding of the work of art itself: its function, condition, and its place in the history of taste and collecting.
The MFA’s procedures and policies relating to acquisitions and provenance
Conservation and Collections Management is an integral part of the Museum's stated purpose to hold its collections in trust for future generations.
Conservation Strategy A condition survey in 2004 showed that close to half of the ceramics in the Museum's Late Archaic and Early Classical Greek gallery were physically unstable. Many of the ceramics, assembled from fragments, were heavily restored before they came to the Museum in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After more than a century, they were in dire need of conservation. All of the vessels required cleaning and many were plagued with failed adhesives, soluble salts, and discolored restoration paints.