Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher is the Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the Paintings Conservation department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the Department of Paintings Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art discussed his treatment and technical study of Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, which is featured in the current special exhibition Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery.

The Portrait of Philip IV by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) returned recently from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, having been cleaned for the first time in more than sixty years. The treatment by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of Paintings Conservation, revealed the dazzling original surface that had been veiled by a yellowing varnish.