MFA Boston bring experts together with $24m overhaul of centre


Construction of the revamped $24m conservation centre at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is due to begin later this year. The museum plans to centralise six specialist areas of conservation by converting the top two floors of its four-storey, 1970s George Robert White wing into a 22,000 sq. ft, open-plan facility. The new centre will have rooms for cross-departmental meetings and collaborative laboratories for paintings, objects, furniture and frame conservation (Asian art, paper and textile studios will remain where they are), as well as for scientific research, exhibition planning and mount-making… Read more

Image: Statue of John the Baptist by Rustici (1505-15) under restoration in Boston (Image: ©  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)