Behind the Scenes at the Getty Villa with Marie Svoboda

Monday, October 7, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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Maria Svoboda, Conservator of Antiquities at the Getty Villa, will give a private, behind the scenes tour of the conservation labs at the Getty Villa and discuss the highlights of the Ancient Panel Painting, Examination, Analysis and Research - APPEAR project. Space is very limited. The tour includes lunch at the Villa and transportation from UCLA to the Villa and back.

Marie Svoboda graduated from the Buffalo Art Conservation training program in New York in 1994, where she majored in the conservation of 3-dimensional objects and minored in paintings conservation.  During her training and in the years to follow she focused on the study of ancient materials, completed numerous internships/fellowships and field work at archaeological sites in Turkey, Pakistan and Honduras.  Marie worked as an assistant conservator at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for 6 years where she had the privilege of working with their first-rate Egyptian and Classical collections. In 2003 Marie joined the Antiquities Conservation department at the J. Paul Getty Museum where she is currently a conservator of antiquities.  At the Getty, she is actively involved in the planning and installation of special exhibitions and loans, international collaborations and various in-depth studies involving conservation and technical research. Her study of a Romano-Egyptian red-shroud mummy in the Getty collection, culminated in the publication of the book: Herakleides: a Portrait Mummy from Roman Egypt. Marie is currently working with 42 institutions on a collaborative endeavor entitled, APPEAR: Ancient Panel Painting, Examination, Analysis and Research which focuses on the technical study of Romano-Egyptian funerary mummy portraits.