A behind-the-scenes look at the installation of “Artists on the Move in 18th-Century Europe.” The recently conserved painting “Devout Men Taking the Body of Saint Stephen” (Benjamin West, 1776) is the dramatic centerpiece of the gallery.
Conservation and Collections Management is an integral part of the Museum’s stated purpose to hold its collections in trust for future generations. Members of the department support the Museum’s goals through development of conservation treatments, study of materials and techniques, and scholarly research. These activities not only further scholarly understanding, but also contribute to public appreciation of the collections. #mfaConservation
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is home to over 1,200 instruments, including many European and American examples, as well as numerous pieces from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Museum visitors can enjoy and learn about the instrument collection not only through exhibitions, but also by way of talks, live demonstrations, concerts, publications, and recorded audio samples. http://bit.ly/2ietxF0