Uniting Art and Science, Maille Radford Scores a Harvard First
Maille Radford knows the Harvard Art Museums better than most; the graduating Harvard College senior just completed an internship in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies and has been a Student Board member since her freshman year. She’s also the first student to graduate from Har...
The Impossible, Made Real
How does an artist turn a seemingly impossible idea into reality? How do we ensure that future generations can view art made from ephemeral materials? Those questions are at the heart of curators and conservators’ joint approach to A Flor de Piel (2013), a work featured in the special exhibition Dor...
A New Emphasis on Textiles
A number of the museums’ textiles from early Byzantine Egypt have recently undergone conservation and analysis, thanks to support from the Hagop Kevorkian Fund. The newly treated textiles can now be seen in a series of gallery installations.
As we prepare for our 2017 exhibition on Harvard’s 18th-century Philosophy Chamber, a team of conservators and curators from the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology are closely studying a 1768 copy of inscriptions from Massachusetts’s Dighton Rock.