Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
12:30 PM–04:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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.
Learn more about conservation.
Thursday Nights at the Walters
Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14
Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.
Peabody on the Court Music Series
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Please join us for our continued Peabody on the Court Music Series. This concert will feature harpists under the tutelage of Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
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RESCHEDULED: Peabody Academy Strings
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Peabody Preparatory String Ensembles perform treasured and contemporary works in our beautiful sculpture court. Works include selections by Veracini, Glazunov,Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Bartók, Shostakovich, and a finale of William Kroll's barn burner, Banjo and Fiddle. The Peabody Harp Ensemble will join the Young People's String Program Violin Kreisler Group, followed by the Performance Academy for Strings Cello Choir and Violin Choir and the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program.