Objects Conservation

More than thirty object professional conservators and conservation preparators conduct their work in modern facilities located in the Museum's Henry R. Kravis Wing, working closely with Museum curators. The laboratories are equipped for a variety of analytical and investigative methods, including X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, ultraviolet-fluorescence microscopy, metallography, and radiography. Conservators benefit greatly from close collaboration with the Museum's conservation scientists and additional analytical facilities housed in the Department of Scientific Research.

Rudy Colban and Fred Sager using thin saws to cut through the mortar joins. The original stone elements were covered with various types of protective wrappings.

Objects conservators embarked on a challenging project: moving a 25-foot marble structure from The Cloisters to the Main Building.

Sharp Windows

Objects conservators recently applied two approaches for restoring losses to a stained-glass window.

Objects Conservation, Chinese Religious Sculpture

The Metropolitan's collection of Chinese religious sculpture is the largest outside of Asia. The availability of new scholarly information, analytical techniques, and recent archaeology in China prompted the Museum to take an in-depth study of the collection.

Radiograph of the replica of the Mask of Agamemnon

The Museum's blogs offer in-depth articles related to scientific research and the conservation of objects, paintings, paper, and photographs.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Revel in the history of world art with the Met's curators.