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This stone relief dates to 883-859 BCE and depicts a divine figure wearing a horned headdress.
As we prepare for Halloween this week, here's a scary story from textile conservation!
This week in objects conservation we return to the 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl mirror. The aluminum leaf on the base and frame is easily abraded and during its use, suffered from normal wear and tear.
While the paintings conservation studio is under renovation, we thought you might like a look at an example of the choices that conservators can face.
In September the light sensitive objects that had been on display in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit were returned to storage.
In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.
This ceramic lion has been in the lab getting ready for an upcoming gallery rotation, meaning when a group of works from our permanent collection are ‘rotated’ onto view in a gallery.
Along with many other areas of research, conservation scientists test the materials that conservators use in treating works of art.
Staff members have been very active in the museum galleries for the past month. One of the cases that was due for its regular rotation is the hanging scroll case in Gallery 138.
If you have been following the Behind the Scenes in Conservation posts, you know that a lot of works by Frank Duveneck have passed through the Conservation Department over the past years.