Luca della Robbia, "Virgin and Child," about 1448. Glazed terracotta. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton.

Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talks: "Behind the Scenes: Object Conservation and Renaissance Ceramics"

Date & Time

June 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Explore object conservation through examples of Renaissance glazed ceramics, specifically objects that will be in the Della Robbia exhibit that will open in August 2016, and the scope and nature of the conservation departments at the MFA. This Gallery Talk in the Renaissance gallery will include looking at one of the Conservation in Action spaces. Catherine Mallinckrodt, Samuel H. Kress Object Conservation Fellow, will share didactics including UV photographs, x-ray images, annotated photographs, and photomicrographs to demonstrate analytic and documentation technologies and methods. Join in a dialogue about conservation ethics and decision making.