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Material Matters Gallery Talk

Beyond Hope: Upholstery and Textile Conservation Collaboration


Robin Hanson, Conservator of Textiles

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
Ames Family Atrium

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.

In 2011, the CMA acquired a gilded settee by British furniture designer Thomas Hope (1769–1831) that dates from c. 1802 in a style known as English Regency. Three years later, the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired a Thomas Hope gilded bench, which was slated for inclusion in the 2020 reopening of the Met’s British galleries during its 150th anniversary celebrations. Textile conservator Robin Hanson discusses the collaborative treatment project for these two Thomas Hope pieces, which united curatorial and conservation staff from the two different institutions.

Gallery talks meet in the Ames Family Atrium at the information desk.

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Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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