Mending Memories: Conserving a Sculpture

Friday, October 28, 2005, 12:00 p.m.

Koret Visitor Education Center

What happens when a complicated artwork made of unconventional materials is put on view? Such a work, Atrabiliarios by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, was recently installed on the Museum's second floor. Barger presents a case study of the work's extensive preparation, which took two full weeks and involved a team of SFMOMA staff members as well as the artist and her assistants.


Michelle Barger, conservator of objects, SFMOMA