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Nestled among the grand masters of art and design in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the diverse dining venues from Restaurant Associates offer artfully prepared dishes for all tastes and budgets.
The MFA is now booking dates for on-site private events!
The MFA is now offering guided and self-guided visits for PreK–12 audiences, Access programs, and self-guided visits for college groups that are part of the University Members program.
The Museum is supported by almost 1,000 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. MFA jobs span a broad range of careers, from entry-level to professional, including curatorial, conservation and collections management, development, public relations, marketing, education, member and visitor services, finance, and information technology.
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 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.