Lowell Lecture

Curated Conversations: Monumental and Miniature: Conservation at the MFA

Date & Time

Nov. 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Driving Directions

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

The conservation of objects and sculpture large and small includes the care and preservation of cultural heritage, from antiquities and ancient monuments, to intricately worked historic objects. Contemporary art presents unique challenges for conservation including time-based media (such as video), computer-based works, and performance art. Pamela Hatchfield, Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Head of Objects Conservation, takes you through the galleries to consider monumental treatment projects and delicate restorations, outlining preventive aspects of conservation, and what it takes to care for the MFA’s collections.