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The Story of Helen Panels: Examining the Walters' Monumental 15th- century Spalliera Series


Sunday, October 12, 2014


02:00 PM–04:00 PM

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The Story of Helen Panels: Examining the Walters

This lecture will look at the Helen of Troy triptych from a curatorial and conservation standpoint. At the end of the program, conservators and curators will lead a guided look at the first of the three panels, whose treatment was recently completed. This is a special opportunity for visitors to get a very close and in-depth look at an intriguing and unusual piece of the collection. 

Schedule of Presentations

“Decorating with Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace near Venice”
Professor Jaynie Anderson, Herald Chair of Fine Arts and Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne
With an introduction by Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Walters Art Museum

“Making and Preserving a Myth: The Painting Technique and Conservation of the Walters’ Helen of Troy”
Eric Gordon, Head of Painting Conservation, Walters Art Museum
Megan Berkey, Samuel H. Kress Paintings Conservation Fellow, Walters Art Museum

Following the presentations, discussion will continue in the Knight’s Hall, where the recently conserved Helen of Troy panel has been installed.

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