When asked: What is in an art museum? Most people's gut reply is: Paintings! Learn what makes up a painting and how art museum's practice preventative care and conservation in this "Curator's Corner".
Just as many of us have recently emerged from quarantine in the past few weeks, so have various FWMoA "treasures" left the vault for your viewing! Read up on our "escaped" works and then view them for yourself at FWMoA!
A common misconception about working in museums is that you get to touch the stuff, whether artworks or artifacts. When I lead a tour a common question is: “What is the coolest piece of art you’ve gotten to handle?” As an educator, I have to explain, I’m not allowed to touch the stuff either! While my job requires handling of reproductions, I rarely get to to into the vault and see, or write about, the various treasures we have. Read on to see which treasure from the vault caught the eye of our writer!