This study day focuses on the conservation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French decorative arts, including metalwork, upholstery, and woodwork from the Hoentschel collection. Conservators from the Metropolitan Museum who have treated specific objects will discuss their technical studies and approaches to conservation. The exhibition curators will also consider how conservation treatments revealed fascinating aspects of each object’s history. This program begins at the BGC and concludes with a visit to a conservation studio at the Metropolitan Museum. Enrollment is limited to 12, and participating conservators will be announced at the program.

Deborah L. Krohn is an associate professor and the coordinator for history and theory of museums at the BGC.

Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide
is curator of European sculpture and deocrative arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ulrich Leben
is a visiting professor and special exhibitions curator and visiting professor at BGC.

Nancy Britton
is the Associate Conservator for Upholstered Works of Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation.

Linda Borsch
is a Conservator at The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation.

We apologize, but this program has reached capacity. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please contact Melissa Gerstein at [email protected] for more information.