Lunder Conservation Center

A photograph taken inside the Lunder Conservation Center.

At SAAM’s Lunder Conservation Center, visitors have the unique opportunity to see conservators at work throughout the laboratories and studios. The Center features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, allowing the public to view all aspects of conservation—work that is traditionally done behind the scenes at other institutions.

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We’re located next to the Luce Center on the third floor of SAAM.

Visitors can learn more about conservation work through our audio tour. Listen to SAAM’s art conservators discuss how they preserve and treat artworks from the museum’s collection.

Visitors can access these stories by using the camera on their smartphone to scan a QR code located on signage throughout the Center.

Check out upcoming conservation programs on our calendar

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Studios and Labs

Conservation Work

Before and After

Alfred Thompson Bricher, Castle Rock, Marblehead, 1878

Discover the magic of art conservation! See the challenges and rewards of a successful treatment at a glance. View all before and after conservation treatments.


Treatment videos and recordings of conservation-focussed programs from the Lunder Conservation Center. View all conservation videos.

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