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

Watch Conservators at Work

Date
Friday, October 24, 2014Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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.

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Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

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