In the Archives at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
1 hour Lecture
Get up close and personal with some very well-known, as well as some seldom seen, embroideries in the world-famous collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Often, curatorial staff will question why you, as a researcher, want to study items in person when those items have been photographed, published, and exhibited already. But in-person examination can yield surprising details that aren’t apparent in those other settings, especially when you get to look underneath, inside, or extremely up close. And working with museum staff can help engage new perspectives in even the most well-known pieces. This lecture explores the benefit of close examination of a number of well-known and seldom seen pieces.