The acquisition of works of art is central to the Metropolitan Museum's mission, and was a hallmark of Philippe de Montebello's tenure as director. In conjunction with the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years, this series of lectures and panel discussions celebrates the impressive additions to the Museum collections made under Mr. de Montebello's esteemed directorship.
Helen C. Evans, coordinating curator of The Philippe de Montebello Years, moderates a panel of Museum conservators reflecting on their role in the Museum's acquisitions process.
Helen C. Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, Department of Medieval Art
Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Department of Paintings Conservation
Marco Leona, David H. Koch Scientist in Charge, Department of Scientific Research
Marjorie Shelley, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Department of Paper Conservation
Richard E. Stone, Senior Museum Conservator, Department of Objects Conservation
Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Department of Textile Conservation.
Learn more about the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions, on view at the Met October 24, 2008 - February 1, 2009: