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The Metropolitan Museum of Art David H. Koch Plaza. Among the top visual arts headlines today: Per Knutas named Chairman of Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Artist Alicja Kwade to create The Met’s 2019 Cantor Roof Garden Commission; The International Center of Photography (ICP) announces winners of the 2019 ICP Infinity Awards; and Christie’s achieves its highest art sales total of £5.3 billion, ($7 Billion) in 2018, making it the highest total in company history. Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Names New Chairman of Conservation Following the retirement of David Bomford, Chairman, Department of Conservation, Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced the appointment of Per Knutas as Head of Conservation. Knutas is currently the Chief Conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Prior to that, he served as the Chief Conservator for the Cincinnati Art Museum from 2009 to 2012. He will oversee a team of 11 conservators “whose initiatives encompass conserving all aspects of the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, working in the newly completed Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation,” the museum says. Knutas will assume the post in Houston from July 2019. The Met Selects Alicja […]

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