Guided Tour

Conservation Up Close: Preparing the Edgefield Pottery for Display

Saturday, May 13, 2023
2:00 pm–2:40 pm
Conservation Center
Included with General Admission

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Add to Calendar 2023-05-13 14:00:00 2023-05-13 14:40:00 Conservation Up Close: Preparing the Edgefield Pottery for Display 05/13/2023 2pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

The exhibition “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina” provided conservators a unique opportunity to compare many Edgefield vessels together. Join in this discussion to learn about common conditions related to their manufacture and use, and see one of the jars up close. Careful examination not only helped conservators devise a considered approach in preparing them for display, but also deepened understanding and appreciation of the potters’ contributions to ceramic technology in the decades before the Civil War.

With Gerri Strickler, conservator, Objects Conservation Laboratory.

Free with general admission. No advance registration or tickets required. Due to space constraints, tours are limited to 12 participants (first come, first served). Tours meet at Sharf Visitor Center. Assistive listening devices available upon request.

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Past Dates and Times

Thursday, June 22, 2023

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

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Supported by the Jane Mayer and Robert J. Mayer MD Fund.