MFA Boston to Embark on $24 Million Renovation of Conservation Center

January 24th, 2017

The MFA Boston is planning a $24 million overhaul of its conversation center, centralizing a series of distinct departments into a central space.  “It’s not just about treatment any more,” Matthew Siegal, the chair of conservation and collections management, says. “Our department has an equal amount of technicians and conservators. People responsible for conservation engineering, specialist collections care, preventative conservation, etc. The whole discipline has changed to look at everything that goes on prior to the actual treatment. The idea is to keep objects from needing treatment.”

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