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Gallery Talk: A Tale of Two Treatments

Learn what goes on in the conservation lab with Harvard Art Museum conservators Penley Knipe and Christina Taylor on Wednesday, Nov. 2. They will discuss different treatment approaches to two Dutch drawings currently on display plus what effects their treatment can have on the artwork and public reception. Penley Knipe is the Philip and Lynn Straus Senior Conservator of Works on Paper and head of paper lab at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Christina Taylor is an associate paper conservator at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.

Gallery talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists and other contributors. These talks are limited to 18 people, and reservations are required. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation also serves as a general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. See the museum visit page to learn about the general policies for visiting the museum. The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for their programs, please contact the museums at at least 48 hours in advance.


32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA, 02138

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Wed Nov 2, 2022

    • 4:30pm - 5:00pm


  • Lectures / Talks
  • Historical
  • Museums / Attractions
  • Visual Art