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Behind the Scenes: Restoring the Titian Room and Europa

Tuesday, July 27, 12 - 2 pm

Join Holly Salmon, John L. and Susan K. Gardner Director of Conservation and Gianfranco Pocobene, Chief Paintings and Research Conservator, as they walk through the historic restoration of the Titian Room and it's focal point: The Rape of Europa. Holly will give us an overview of the work completed on the room featuring behind-the-scenes photos of the ongoing project. Gianfranco will then share how the restoration of Europa uncovered new insights into Titian's groundbreaking technique and discuss the transformation of the painting's appearance.


Free for all members and patrons. Space is limited and registration is required, click the button at the top of the page to reserve your ticket. Patrons can email [email protected] to reserve their place.

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The 2018-19 conservation of Titian’s Rape of Europa was generously sponsored by Drew and Emily Pluhar.


The lead sponsors of Titian: Women, Myth & Power are:  

Amy and David Abrams
The Richard C. von Hess Foundation


The presenting corporate sponsor is:

Bank of America logo


This exhibition is supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation, Fredericka and Howard Stevenson, and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Additional support is provided by an endowment grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Media Sponsor: The Boston Globe.