2015-04-23 blog

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Hanging around

Sometimes the oddest characters hang around together in the paintings conservation lab because of our work flow.  Here Eleonora, Francesco and Friedrich are joined by a Turkish pageboy and his pink cockatoo.  That’s “Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo and Her…

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Here at the Art Museum, the Curatorial and Learning + Interpretation departments have a long standing tradition of hosting monthly bake-offs.  Each month, someone selects a theme (always inspired by the collection or special exhibitions), and we each whip up…

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Can you look at one artwork for ten minutes without distraction? Each year, Slow Art Day challenges museum goers worldwide to do just that! Participants in this international event look at five works of art for ten minutes each and…

2015-04-02

In preparation for some galleries in the planning stages, the objects conservator has been checking the condition of some of our antiquities in storage to ensure they are in good enough condition to make an appearance. This ancient Roman glass…