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What to Do with a 50-Foot Canoe?—The Care, Conservation, and Installation of Oceanic Art

The second of two lectures celebrating the 2007 reopening of the Museum's galleries for Oceanic Art, this talk highlights the process of redesigning the galleries, and object conservation. The Conservator Christine Giutini discusses the importance of designing galleries worthy of the work displayed therein. Calling the new gallery "a feat of architectural daring do", Giutini gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to house one of the world's premier collections of art from the Pacific Islands.

Christine Giuntini, conservator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and Amy Jones, assistant conservator, Department of Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Learn more about the Canoe:
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/50004156

Learn more about Oceanic art at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/art-of-africa-oceania-and-the-americas

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