Virginia Conservation Association

June Meeting

Conservation Initiative in African Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Casey Mallinckrodt
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Object Conservator, VMFA
Friday June 7 5:30p

The Object Conservation and African Art departments of the VMFA are involved in an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded three year project to carry out technical analysis and conservation, and scholarly research on the African collection. This grant has provided funds to increase in-house analytic capacity and as well as ongoing consultations with visiting curators, scientists, conservators, and scholars. The project goals have been to increase the body of knowledge about African material culture and to engage issues specific to the conservation and stewardship of these collections. The talk will provide an overview of the project and will take place in the VMFA African Galleries and focus on the installation “When Metaphor Becomes Material: Life Histories of African Art” which features work done as part of the project.

After Casey's presentation we will walk over to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (next door) where we will have refreshments and our final business meeting of the year. 

Date: 06/07/2019 (Fri.)

Time: 5:30pm EDT

Location: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220
200 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220

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