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Oral history, 1991.

Author: Jean Volkmer; National Endowment for the Humanities,
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project, 1990-
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Volkmer traces the development of her interest in art and design, and her arrival at The Museum of Modern Art in 1943 to work for Monroe Wheeler. Parts of her interview describe Rene d'Harnoncourt and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Volkmer explains the founding of an in-house Conservation Department and the Museum fire in 1958. She describes specific paintings that were damaged and the treatments required. She also recalls the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Transcripts
Art
History
Interviews
Art and the war
Named Person: Jean Volkmer; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Rene D'Harnoncourt; Arthur Drexler; Pablo Picasso; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Rene D'Harnoncourt; Arthur Drexler
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Volkmer; National Endowment for the Humanities,
OCLC Number: 86133019
In: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Notes: Interview conducted by Sharon Zane for The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Description: 1 transcript. (124 pages) 3 audiocassettes

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Volkmer traces the development of her interest in art and design, and her arrival at The Museum of Modern Art in 1943 to work for Monroe Wheeler. Parts of her interview describe Rene d'Harnoncourt and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Volkmer explains the founding of an in-house Conservation Department and the Museum fire in 1958. She describes specific paintings that were damaged and the treatments required. She also recalls the departure of Guernica, the Picasso mural, in 1981.

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