Art Conservation

Art conservation work includes treatment and preventive care, scholarly research on materials and techniques, and development of new conservation methods to address the changing needs of a growing museum. The Conservation Center at the Asian Art Museum shares the mandate of the museum to create a deeper level of understanding of Asian cultures by our visitors. Through cooperative exchanges, joint projects, and public outreach, art conservation can provide a unique window into shared traditions of art preservation, restoration and fabrication.

Art Conservation

Art conservation work includes treatment and preventive care, scholarly research on materials and techniques, and development of new conservation methods to address the changing needs of a growing museum. The Conservation Center at the Asian Art Museum shares the mandate of the museum to create a deeper level of understanding of Asian cultures by our visitors. Through cooperative exchanges, joint projects, and public outreach, art conservation can provide a unique window into shared traditions of art preservation, restoration and fabrication.
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Conservation and installation of cosmological painting
View the conservation and installation of a large cosmological painting in the Asian Art Museum's collection. Learn more about art conservation at the Asian Art Museum's Conservation Center.
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Conservation: copper paint deterioration
Green, copper-based paint has destroyed its fabric backing in this Southeast Asian painting from the Doris Duke Collection. See how conservators are patching all the green areas of the painting. Learn more about art conservation at the Asian Art Museum's Conservation Center.
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Mounting batik textiles
Denise Migdail, Textile Conservator at the Asian Art Museum, explains how she prepared batik textiles to be mounted for display using magnets. Learn more about art conservation at the Asian Art Museum's Conservation Center.
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Reconsecrating the stupa
Mark Fenn, Associate Head of Conservation at the Asian Art Museum, gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the reconsecration of a stupa in the Asian Art Museum's collection.