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Live Virtual RISD Museum Visits: Taking Good Care of the Largest Wooden Sculpture at the RISD Museum
February 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 7, 2021
Join Ingrid Neuman, Senior Conservator at the RISD Museum, for an illustrated presentation of an extensive conservation of the Buddha Mahavairocana (Dainichi Nyorai), ca. 1150-1200. The largest wooden Japanese sculpture in the United States, it was constructed from 11 hollowed and carved pieces of wood. Hear from Ingrid about the unique considerations and surprising aspects of this project.
Watch the presentation here!
A. Neuman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics, with a concentration in Mediterranean Archaeology
and a Master of Arts degree, with a Certificate of Advanced Study, in Art Conservation with a concentration in three-dimensional sculpture. Since that time, Ingrid has been employed by the Smithsonian Institution, the Williamstown Art Conservation Laboratory, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2007, Ingrid began as the first full-time Museum Conservator at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum where she concentrates on the conservation of sculpture, frames, furniture, and electronic media. In addition to her conservation treatment activities, Ingrid is an Adjunct lecturer in the Graduate School of Professional Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.