About: Katrina Posner

I'm an assistant conservator in the Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation lab at the J. Paul Getty Museum. While I work on the Getty's collections both in and out-of-doors, in the summer I concentrate on the maintenance of the outdoor sculpture collection. My colleagues and I have written a publication about the preparation and installation of this collection. In summer 2012 I will be working on the installation of an indoor exhibition, Messerschmidt and Modernity.

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Conservation Comes Outdoors for Henry Moore’s “Bronze Form”

What's behind that tent? Henry Moore's Bronze Form is being conserved in situ at the Getty Center

What’s inside this tent? Henry Moore’s monumental sculpture Bronze Form 5/6—normally the first artwork visitors see when arriving at the Getty Center—is undergoing a conservation treatment behind a rather mysterious-looking safety screen. My colleagues and I will be working on… More»

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      Princess Leia hair is so totally 300 A.D.

      A proto-Princess Leia emerges from this 1,700-year-old terracotta lamp created in North Africa. 

      We may have Roman North Africa to thank for the famous Leia hairstyle, as this braided look appears on depictions of women in ancient artworks from this region, such as the terracotta lamp (left) at the Getty and the marble sculpture (right) at the Met.

      09/04/15

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