The Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art, and is distinguished for its abundance of Italian Renaissance paintings. The Collection was donated to scores of regional and academic art museums.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Michael Gallagher | 2017 Samuel H. Kress Lecture in Conservation
The Institute of Fine Arts hosts the annual Samuel H. Kress Lecture which presents important issues within the fields of paintings conservation and technical art history.
The 2017 Kress Lecture in Conservation, "Brokering Truths," was given by Michael Gallagher, Sherman H. Fairchild Conservator in Charge in the Department of Paintings Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.