The Kimbell hires its first full-time conservator

From the beginning, the founders of the Kimbell Art Museum envisioned a conservation program to “preserve for future generations what has been entrusted to its care,” and the Museum was built with a professional paintings conservation studio. Perry Huston worked part time for the Kimbell until 1983, and in 1984, Claire Barry, a protégé of the Metropolitan Museum of Art conservator John Brealey, was appointed the Kimbell’s first full-time paintings conservator—and one of the first in a Texas museum.

Caption: The Kimbell’s conservation studio, in the Kahn building

Sunday, January 1, 1984