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Susan Costello, associate conservator of objects and sculpture in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, removes original sixth-century Coptic architectural fragments from the wall in Harvard's Arthur M. Sackler Building. As the building underwent renovations, a small team of conservators, curators, and tradespeople devised a plan to remove the fragile, very heavy original objects from the walls and replace them with 3D-printed reproductions.

Ancient Architectural Fragments Get a 3D Treatment

A selection of sixth-century Coptic architectural fragments that previously adorned the main staircase of Harvard’s Arthur M. Sackler Building are back on view—but this time as 3D-printed reproductions.

Nayikas: Love’s Beauty and Perils

Four intricate paintings of mythological Hindu heroines known as nayikas are now on view.

The Bauhaus and Harvard — An Introduction

In this video, curator Laura Muir introduces our new special exhibition.

Art Photography—A Team Effort

Our team in DIVR, or Digital Imaging and Visual Resources, describes the multiple steps involved in fine art photography.

Luminous Pages in the Thesaurus Sacrarum

Every few months, the pages of a rare 16th-century album on view are turned to reveal another richly detailed, hand-painted engraving.

Focus on Hans Arp’s Constellations II

The site-specific work, once installed in Harvard’s Graduate Center, has been the focus of a yearlong research initiative to uncover its past. Fellows Melissa Venator and Madeline Corona tell the story of this complex object—revealing its history and its future.

By Melissa Venator, Madeline Corona

Celebrating Our Year Together

Thanks to your support, it has been a tremendous year at the Harvard Art Museums. Before ringing in the new year, we take a look back at all that we’ve accomplished.

Ancient Forms in Modern Times

Although our Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition focuses primarily on ancient works, a number of modern examples attest to the enduring appeal of these unique forms of drinkware.

Listening with Jace Clayton

Clayton writes about his conception of his current Lightbox Gallery installation and his experience as a visiting artist at the museums.

New Books Hit the Shelves

Make room on your bookshelf—four new publications are out from the Harvard Art Museums this fall and early winter.

Tag Along on a Tour: Gifford’s Leander’s Tower on the Bosporus

Harvard senior and student tour guide Mahnoor Ali discusses Sanford Robinson Gifford’s Leander’s Tower on the Bosporus.