Posts Tagged “conservation”

5 Questions: Michelle Barger

08.23.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Michelle Barger, Deputy Head of Conservation.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

As Deputy Head of Conservation, I am an objects conservator by training. I look out for the care and preservation of sculpture in the collection. This can be a blurry line in contemporary art, as artists work in many medi... More

Reframing Conservation

11.30.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

In the first in an occasional series of posts focused on issues of conservation, managing editor of communications Apollonia Morrill talks with director of conservation and collections Jill Sterrett, about an installation by Barry McGee, and the ways the field of  conservation evolves to meet the demands of new artwork.

As a student of art history, I was always fascinated by the field of conservation. I started out studying medieval art; of those who work in with this material, conservators seemed most linked to its inner life and its makers. ... More

One on One: Michelle Barger on Robert Overby

10.27.2009  |  By

[Alongside our weekly in-gallery curator “One on One” talks, we post regular ‘one on one’ bits from curators & staff on a particular work or exhibition they’re interested in. Follow the series here. This week and next, Michelle Barger, SFMOMA deputy head of conservation, & Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, assistant curator of architecture and design, together take on Robert Overby’s Hall painting, first floor.]

Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher: I was so excited to learn that Robert Overby’s large latex rubber cast of ... More