Announcing “Conversations about Conservation”

A new series of talks will feature works from the collection presented by Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) conservators.

bald man working on a painting

Mark Aronson, Deputy Director and Chief Conservator, painting conservation studio, Yale Center for British Art, photo by YCBA staff

March 29, 2024

This spring the Yale Center for British Art will debut a series of talks in the Study Room presented by members of the YCBA paintings and paper conservation departments. Speakers will highlight objects in the collection, discuss how the artworks were made, and describe conservation treatments that have been performed. In addition, collections care, technical analysis, and the relationship of media to meaning will be explored. 

The conversations, which are free and open to the public, offer a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with the YCBA’s collection in an intimate setting while the museum is closed for building renovations. Featured objects include a Jacobean-era panel painting of a young girl, a seventeenth-century maritime encyclopedia that includes moveable charts and the first atlas of the entire world, and a thirty-seven-foot scroll depicting the Indian city of Lucknow from the banks of the Gomti River in the early nineteenth century.

Talks will take place in April, May, and June. 

Schedule of Programs

Preregistration is required. Please contact