Pop-up conservation lab

The Parsons Conservation Laboratory is located on the Plaza Level of the Carlos Museum, in an area accessible only to staff. In celebration of the museum’s centennial, conservators have set up a temporary lab space in the John Howett Works on Paper Gallery. 

Through the end of September, a team of staff and consulting conservators assisted by student interns will work to stabilize the Cosmic Man, an Indian painting that is a visual representation of the Jain universe. In order to prepare the fragile painting for display, conservators will secure loose paint, reduce surface dirt, relax folds, and attach the painting to a rigid support. 

Conservators will work several hours a day Tuesday through Friday. See team members at work on a special weekend workday, Saturday, September 7, from 1-5 PM, and learn more about the process at the Conservation Conversation panel discussion Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 PM.


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