Thursday, April 30, 2020
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Toast the completion of the Bacchus Conservation Project with a glass of wine. Corey Smith Riley, objects conservator, discusses the conservation treatment that has restored the Statue of Bacchus to its original condition and reveals the secrets behind the quirky, historically correct, and reversible addition of its new right arm.
The Bacchus Conservation Project is made possible by Bank of America and The Institute of Museum and Library Services (MA-30-16-0264-16). Additional support provided by Steve and Frosene Zeis and Don Davis and Peggy Wilks. Support for collection research and initial study of the statue of Bacchus is made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.