How Does an Art Museum’s Conservation Scientist Do His Job?

Meet Chris McGlinchey, senior conservation scientist at MoMA.

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When you think about the types of jobs at an art museum, scientist probably doesn’t spring to mind. But as it turns out, science plays a big part in the art world. As a senior conservation scientist at MoMA, Chris McGlinchey uses the latest scientific techniques to conserve the collection and study the art. Chris tells Jordan about all the complex machines he uses, the extremely tiny scale conservators work on, and figuring out how to fill the museum with sugar cane that won’t rot.

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Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.