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Technical drawings provide detailed information and measurements for selected instruments in the Museum’s collection, allowing scholars to better understand their construction and artisans an opportunity to create reproductions of them. Flute (one key) $30.00 France, about 1700 (marked Chevalier) Accession no. 17.1846 Measured by Catherine Folkers, 1983; drawn by Stephen Korbet, 1995
In January 2011, conservators raised the curtain on their work as they cleaned and conserved the enormous The Triumph of the Winter Queen: Allegory of the Just by seventeenth-century Dutch master Gerrit van Honthorst. Conservators usually work behind the scenes, but this painting is so large (about 10 x 15 feet) that a new studio space was created especially for its treatment. Over the course of 18 months, conservators carried out their work on view to the public; see the progress updates posted below.
Treatment of The Triumph of the Winter Queen: Allegory of the Just , dated 1636, by Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch, 1590–1656): January 2011 The first challenge is to prepare the painting. Its immense size means that it must enter (and leave) the studio rolled on a large tube. The painting is carried through the Linde Family Wing and up the Huntington Entrance staircase into the second floor gallery.
Treatment of The Triumph of the Winter Queen: Allegory of the Just , dated 1636, by Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch, 1590–1656): April 2011 Conservators are now carefully removing several layers of yellow brown varnish using a mixture of solvents that dissolve the varnish layers but are safe for the original paint.
Carved from one block of Egyptian alabaster, the seated statue of Menkaura (Mycerinus) was recovered in 1907 by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in the ruins of the king’s temple at the base of his pyramid, the third and smallest at Giza. The statue had been broken apart in antiquity and the pieces scattered about the site. Fragments from the torso and throne base were found in January 1907. Two months later, the full head, in nearly perfect condition, was excavated from what proved to be a robber’s trench.
In gallery 117 of the Behrakis Wing, conservators have begun treatment of two Etruscan sarcophagi. Conservation work is normally conducted behind the scenes. However, given the size, weight, and fragility of these objects, a studio space was constructed around the sarcophagi in the gallery, allowing the public to see the treatment process from beginning to end. Check back often to see progress updates posted below.