Tag Archives: Conservation Science

Revealing the Splendor of Gilded Lacquer: Conservation Stories from the Treatment of the Doris Duke Collection

The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Continue Reading →


The Science of Display Cases

Friday, May 23, come to the Conservation Window and learn how display cases are designed and updated for better long-term protection and display¬†of art objects. Conservator Katie Posthauer¬†has been working for two years on a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help identify and replace display cases in most need of Continue Reading →


From the Conservation Lab: Copper-Alloy Color Reconstruction of Three Ancient Egyptian Artworks

Recent research has shown that many ancient Egyptian metal objects were originally exuberantly colored, employing contrasting metal alloys or other inlays to highlight details or portions of a figure. These animated images show three ancient Egyptian artworks’ current condition and how they might have looked originally.