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Material Matters Gallery Talk

conservator cleans a work of art

Conservator Colleen Snyder cleans a 15th-century painted stone relief of Saint Anthony in preparation for exhibition, 2020. Photo courtesy of Philip Brutz

From Al Loving to Botticelli: How Science and Technical Imaging Inform Paintings Conservation Treatments

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ames Family Atrium

About The Event

Free; ticket required

Have you ever wondered how artworks in the CMA’s collection are cared for? Join CMA conservators and technicians for guided tours of the galleries. Investigate artists’ materials and processes and learn about how the museum preserves artworks for the future.

Join Senior Conservator of Paintings and Head of Paintings Conservation Dean Yoder and Assistant Conservator of Paintings Julianna Ly as they discuss how science and technology are used in paintings conservation. Scientific analysis and technical imaging help conservators understand the materials and techniques used by artists and aid in the complex decision-making process regarding treatment methods and long-term preservation strategies. 

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