Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Announces $24 Million Renovation
New England Council member the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston recently announced a $24 million renovation to create a new Conservation Center and add additional gallery space.
Scheduled to begin in 2017, the renovation is the result of the largest conservation fundraising effort in the museum’s 146-year history. The 22,000 square-foot Conservation Center will house six laboratories featuring upgraded technology and collaborative spaces allowing conservators to better share equipment and expertise. The renovation also will add additional gallery space for Asian, European, and Ancient World displays.
“With this new Conservation Center, the MFA will be among a small family of leading international Museums with exceptional conservation labs, strengthening the MFA’s commitment to preserve our collections for future generations,” said Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director. “It will dramatically improve all facets of our conservation systems, improving infrastructure, technology and facilities while fostering an environment of teamwork. The project also provides the opportunity to open new galleries in the years to come, allowing increased display of works of art for the public to enjoy.”
The New England Council congratulates the Museum of Fine Arts on the renovation and improvements to its conservation efforts. Read more in the press release and in the Boston Business Journal.
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