Gordon Hanlon

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Head of Furniture and Frame Conservation
Boston, MA
Gordon Hanlon joined the MFA as Head of Furniture and Frame Conservation in January 2000 after 12 years at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. After receiving his BA in Biology from the University of York he studied first furniture making at the London College of Furniture followed by 4 years training in the conservation of Furniture and gilded surfaces at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has written numerous articles for publications such as for the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation as well as the "Tortoiseshell" entry for Groves Art Dictionary.  He has been an instructor and course organizer for the Getty Conservation Institute Training Courses and has lectured on a wide variety of conservation related topics such as “Low Oxygen Methods for Insect Control” and “Some Applications of Adobe Photoshop for the Documentation of Furniture Conservation” and “The De-Installation of a Period Room: What Goes In To Taking One Out."