Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the DAM? Satisfy your curiosity and get the inside scoop in a new series of dynamic conversations with museum staff and partners that will offer a glimpse into unexpected adventures, creative problem solving, and other insights into what it takes to make things tick at the museum.
In 2018, we'll explore how museum exhibitions come together, peek into a day in the life of our director, learn the ins and outs of conservation projects, discover how art works make their way into the collections, and much more.
The February 24 session is now sold out, but tickets are still available for other sessions in this series. Learn more >>
On February 24, join us for our inaugural conversation, which will focus on a rare map of China and Asia that has undergone treatment by the DAM's conservation team.
Director of Conservation Sarah Melching will discuss the materials of the map and lead attendees through a technical analysis of its colorants. In addition, she will share aspects of the conservation treatment and display, including the challenges and logistics of working with such a large work on paper.
Wesley Brown, the owner of the map, will share his experience about acquiring the map and discuss his interest in Chinese mapping and world maps.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Image: Director of Conservation Sarah Melching consolidating flaking gold paint.