The Frick Collection Announces Appointment of Joseph Godla as Chief Conservator

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce that Joseph Godla has joined the staff as Chief Conservator. He will be in charge of the museum’s conservation laboratory and will work in close collaboration with staff of both the Collection and Frick Art Reference Library to oversee the care, maintenance, and preservation of its holdings and the fabric of its buildings. Comments Director Anne L. Poulet, “We are delighted to welcome Joseph to The Frick Collection. We very much look forward to benefiting from his experience with decorative arts and sculpture, areas of great importance to the institution. Indeed, we are actively planning to create a decorative arts department while simultaneously enhancing the holdings in the Library in that field. His fresh analysis and treatment of the Frick’s extraordinary collection of furniture and other objects will be a timely and paramount concern for us as these initiatives move forward. Additionally, he will play a critical role as we continue in our efforts to preserve and maintain our beloved 1914 mansion, which is now more than ninety years old.”
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Friday, September 23, 2005