African Case Study

The Parsons Conservation Lab serves all curatorial areas represented by the Carlos Museum’s collection. Preventive care, treatment, and research encompass diverse materials including wood, stone, metal, ceramics, textiles, human remains, and paper. Click on the collection objects below to review summaries of recent conservation projects.

Kanaga Mask
Dogon, Mid-20th century
Wood, plant fiber, paint, hide with fur

Idoma, 20th century
Painted wood