Gallery Program: Secrets of the Collection—Materials of the Medieval World



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Conservator Julie Simek works closely on the details of the museum's Ayala Altarpiece.  

Are you curious about how things are made? Do you want to learn more about artworks in the Art Institute's medieval galleries? Are you interested in conservation and science stories?  

Join staff from the Department of Conservation and Science, who will present exciting pop-up talks and demonstrations about a wide range of materials in the medieval galleries, including arms and armor, embroidery, sculpture, frames, ceramics, and paintings.  

Stay tuned for a full schedule of the pop-talks and demonstrations. 

Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program are encouraged to send an e-mail to two weeks in advance of the program. 


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