Ngady amwaash Mask, 19th-20th c., Kuba culture Democratic Republic of Congo, wood, paint, cloth, cowrie shells, glass beads, string. Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, 87.83

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A Talk on the Conservation of African Art: the Meeting of Art & Science

with Casey Mallinckrodt, Andrew Mellon Assistant Conservator

Tue, Feb 20, 11 am–noon

Marble Hall

Join Casey Mallinckrodt, Andrew Mellon Assistant Conservator for VMFA, as she discusses the conservation and technical analysis of objects in the museum’s African art collection. The talk will provide an overview of conservation and how a scientific analysis informs conservation treatment and reveals aspects of the cultural origins of objects in the collection.

 

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