The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum a Preservation Assistance Grant in 2010 to support a detailed conservation assessment of the Museum’s collection of twenty-nine historically significant ancient Greek vases. The treatment recommendations from the small survey are now being implemented under the supervision of Saint Louis Art Museum conservator Laura Gorman. To date, Gorman has supervised the cleaning of four of the vases by a pre-program conservation intern, one vase is in progress of being treated by the intern, and five more are in line for treatment by Gorman over the next year.
image: Unknown (Greek, Early Corinthian), Alabastron, 635-625 BC. Earthenware, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2". Gift of Robert Brookings and Charles Parsons, 1904.