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Material Matters Gallery Talk

Through the Trapdoor: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Museum Display Cases


Laura Gaylord Resch, Assistant Preventive Conservator 

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Wednesday, December 20, 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 this gallery talk, join CMA preventive conservator Laura Gaylord Resch to learn how the museum creates state-of-the-art displays and how conservators use principles of chemistry and physics to ensure  safe environments for artworks. A view inside hidden drawers and secret compartments will illuminate the science behind the beautiful exhibits in the galleries.  

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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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