Fifteen art museums throughout the country, including Boston's famous Gardner Museum, and Museum, of Fine Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will take part in a conference next month on "The Emergency Protection of Art," to be held at the Fogg Museum.
Delegates from as far away as Cleveland and Chicago will attend the meetings, and will discuss, in a round-table fashion, the best methods of protecting all types of art from damage. Paintings on canvas, for example, can be torn to shreds by the impact of the force of a high-explosive bomb, and smoke, extreme heat or cold, fumes, and fire are very harmful to pictures, as well as other forms of art.
The visiting delegates will undertake to clarify the problems, and the best way of solving them in the two-week conference which begins March 9 and ends March 21. The following museums will be represented: