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The Conservation Department at the Whitney Museum was founded in 2001. From the outset, it was designed to be both a treatment and research center. As such, it moved into a reclaimed and renovated modest space within the current building designed by Marcel Breuer. Conceived as a partner with the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art at the Harvard Art Museum, it shares in the Center’s dissemination of information through teaching, lecturing, and publication.
In this video, Whitney conservators Carol Mancusi-Ungaro and Eleonora Nagy, archivist Anita Duquette, and art historian Joan Simon describe the process of restoring one of the most beloved works in the Whitney’s collection, Alexander Calder’s Circus.