Invites you to a FREE tour of the
Museum of Fine Arts Conservation Labs
Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Join us for an exciting behind the scenes tour of the MFA Restoration and Conservation Labs. Learn first-hand of the methods of analysis and painstaking restoration that goes into the Museum’s collection of sculptures, paintings, pottery, musical instruments and fabrics. Some of their projects include:
Treatment of Marshal Xin of Thunder
This is a Chinese hanging scroll from the 16th century, and the treatment is being conducted on view to the public in gallery 178. The painting is currently in poor condition, but in partnership with colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution, the conservation team will clean the image and remount the scroll.
Preservation of Auloi – musical instruments from the Sudan
The instruments were excavated in northern Sudan in 1921 and have never been treated. Expected to last multiple years, the project is a collaborative effort between conservators and conservation scientists, curators from the Musical Instruments and Art of the Ancient World departments, and scholars from other institutions.
The Museum is open until 10PM so you could plan to tour the museum on your own before or after the lab tours. Admission to the Museum is posted on their website http://www.mfa.org/visit. Details on parking and fees can be found at http://www.mfa.org/visit/getting-here/parking
The Lab tour is free but will be limited to 20 to 30 people. There are two labs to tour. We will divide into two groups so that we can comfortably tour each lab.
After the tour there are several dining options for your consideration. In the Museum there are several restaurants ranging from casual to upscale. Please note the closing times for the museum restaurants are between 8 and 8:30 PM.
There are many dining options in the area but if you would like to join your ASM Group we will be gathering at Thaitation www.bostonthaitation.com after the tour for dinner. The restaurant is located at 129 Jersey St. – a short walk from MFA. Please indicate if you will be joining us for dinner. Individual checks will be provided.
Please register for the tour and dinner by Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Each attendee must register separately since we are required to submit our list to MFA prior to the tour. Remember the tour size is limited so please register early. Information on where to meet as well as MFA security protocol will be provided separately.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
6 – 7:30 PM Security check-in and tour
7:30 – 9:30 PM Dinner at Thaitation
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