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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Watch Conservators at Work

Date
Friday, October 4, 2013Monday, October 20, 2014
Time
12:30 PM–04:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Watch Conservators at Work

The Conservation Window is closed for reinstallation until October 24. During that time, conservators will present demonstrations in other galleries, throughout the museum. Please inquire at the Information Desk for times and locations.

Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? They are experienced professionals who receive extensive training in fine arts, art history, and chemistry. At the Walters, conservators examine, analyze, and treat the collections, enhancing our understanding of art and the people who created it. They also select the best materials and environments for preservation, ensuring that the artwork survives for future generations.

Conservation began at the Walters in 1934, making the museum's conservation lab one of the oldest in America. Today, there are four departments—paintings; objects; paper, rare books, and manuscripts; and science—which are known for training young professionals entering the field.

Our conservators collaborate with curators, educators, and other staff on exhibitions, research, and museum programs. They also provide expertise for national and international projects, such as training Iraqi conservators and consulting on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Learn more about conservation.

Add to Calendar 10-04-2013 12:30:00 10-20-2014 16:00:00 15 Watch Conservators at Work Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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