Staff Picks: Conservator Kate Smith’s Favorite Work of Art
Conservator Kate Smith tells us why a painting by George Inness is her favorite work of art in the Harvard Art Museums.
Pigment Collection Colors All Aspects of the Museums
Only a small portion of our famous Forbes Pigment Collection is on display. But its influence is felt throughout the museums every day.
Getting Technical: Prints and Drawings Workshop at the Museums
During a recent Getty Foundation–funded workshop, participants from institutions around the world joined experts from the Harvard Art Museums and beyond to learn about the collaborative stewardship of collections.
Preserving and Interpreting Photographs in Context
Laura Panadero, the museums’ Craigen W. Bowen Paper Conservation Fellow, shares the rich information we can glean from the books containing photographs in our collections.
Géricault’s “Stone Paper”
In preparing for the exhibition Mutiny: Works by Géricault, conservators and conservation scientists combined historical research, close looking, scientific analysis, and artistic re-creations to better understand “stone paper,” a printing surface that Géricault used as an alternative to limestone.