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The Philippe de Montebello Years: Conservators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions

Learn more about the exhibition "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions," on view at the Met October 24, 2008 - February 1, 2009: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/philippe_de_montebello_years/splash.aspx The acquisition of works of art is central to the mission of the Museum and was a hallmark of Philippe de Montebello's tenure as director. In conjunction with the exhibition, "The Philippe de Montebello Years," a panel of Museum conservators spoke about their roles in the acquisitions process at the Museum. Helen C. Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, Department of Medieval Art, moderated the panel that included: Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Department of Paintings Conservation; Marco Leona, David H. Koch Scientist in Charge, Department of Scientific Research; Marjorie Shelley, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Department of Paper Conservation; Richard E. Stone, Senior Museum Conservator, Department of Objects Conservation; and Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Department of Textile Conservation.
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