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At the Lunder Conservation Center, visitors have the unique opportunity to see conservators at work in five different laboratories and studios. The Center features floor-to-ceiling glass walls that allow the public to view all aspects of conservation work— work that is traditionally done behind the scenes at other museums and conservation centers. Interactive kiosks and special displays make it easy for visitors to learn about the importance of conservation and show how to take an active role in caring for public art and monuments, as well as how to care for personal treasures at home.

See the Resources page for information about professional programs and conservation resources.

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are grateful to the Lunder Foundation for their leadership gift to this educational center. We would also like to thank the following generous contributors:

Abramson Family Foundation
Augustus C. and Deanne Miller
AXA Art Insurance Corporation
Donald J. and Helen Douglass
Frank K. Ribelin
Frederick D. Hill
Gloria Shaw Hamilton
Hacker and Kitty Caldwell
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Hugh and Marie Halff
Ira Spanierman
James F. and Janet S. Dicke
Jean Bronson Mahoney
John and Gail Liebes
Justine M. Simoni and O. Frank Rushing
Lloyd G. and Betty A. Schermer
Mallory and Diana Walker
Margery and Edger Masinter
Maurice J. and Jane M. Cunniffe
Norman and Diane Bernstein
Patricia and Phillip Frost
Richard and Joanne Brodie
Robert and Arlene Kogod
Robert S. and Grayce B. Kerr Foundation
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Susan R. and Furman C. Moseley
Tania G. and Thomas M. Evans, Jr.
Ted Slavin
The Getty Foundation













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