Museum Provenance and Conservation


Here is an opportunity to encounter artworks out of their frames and exhibition cases! Taking you behind the scenes at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, this tour explores the conservation and materials-based research of photographic materials and works on paper. 

Visit the art conservation laboratory outfitted with treatment tools and analytical equipment, where you will encounter some of the treasures from the collection going through treatment and technical examination. Conservators will be on hand to discuss historic materials and how they were manipulated by the artists. We will also explore the museum’s collection through the lens of provenance and the fascinating histories behind the Nelson’s most treasured objects. This tour through the galleries will be led by the museum’s conservation specialist. It will include a discussion of how provenance research uncovers the collection's history, featuring objects once owned by particularly intriguing collectors as well as art looted by the Nazis and restituted after World War II.



FRIDAY, September 16, 2022

HALF DAY: 12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: $65


Bus transportation is provided to and from the hotel.


MacKenzie Mallon,  Nelson-Atkins Provenance Specialist, is an Art Detective Who Probes the Past


Saori Lewis, Nelson-Atkins Associate Conservator, Photography

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