Category: Behind the Scenes
Marvin Chauncey Ross was our Curator of Medieval and Subsequent Art from 1939 to 1952. In 1944 the young Ross, now a Captain, was called by General Eisenhower to join the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Commission (MFAA) to assist in the discovery and repatriation of artworks seized by the Nazi occupation forces throughout Europe.
On being a curator, Joaneath states, “You get to be a detective, from morning, noon, until night, and you’re not dealing with dead bodies, you’re dealing with these fabulous works of art…. There is a great satisfaction in really feeling that you can contribute to public discourse that you contribute to public life and often in ways that you don’t even know.”
A conservation scientist needs a solid foundation in scientific thought and analytical procedures; familiarity with conservation treatment strategies, art history and studio art practice is also essential. The scientific fields that produce the most conservation scientists are chemistry, materials science and geology.
This is the next installment of a weekly interview series, on the Culture Comment blog. It’s called “Behind-the-Scenes.” Each week, we’ll discuss new facts and information about the people that make the Walters Art Museum tick. Now, let’s meet Kat Buckley.
This is the first installment of a new weekly interview series, on the Culture Comment blog. It’s called “Behind-the-Scenes.” Each week, you’ll discover new facts and information about the people that make the Walters Art Museum tick. First, let’s meet Regine Schulz, Curator of Ancient Art. If you’d like to ask Regine a question, feel free to post a comment here.