HARVARD ART MUSEUMS

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS

The Straus Center cares for the 250,000 objects in the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. The Art Museums were expanded in a renovation designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Boston architects Payette. The glass-enclosed top floors of the expansion contain the conservation labs. The custom-colored tables are made of quarter-cut maple veneer with square steel tube bases, designed to hold art of varying weight and size.
Detail at top: “Harmony in Blue and Silver: Beaching the Boat, Étretat”—James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS, STRAUS CENTER FOR CONSERVATION AND TECHNICAL STUDIES

Cambridge, MA

DESIGN PARTNER

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Payette Associates

DEALER PARTNER

Creative Office Pavilion, Boston, MA

SCOPE

Specialty conservation worktables