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0:58 Conservator Ellen Davis condition checks Mark Rothko’s “No. 10” in advance of its travel to Paris for the upcoming exhibition, “MoMA in Paris,” presented in collaboration with the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Now on view: http://mo.ma/inparis
1:49 Chief curator Quentin Bajac and assistant curator Katerina Stathopoulou develop the design of the upcoming exhibition, “MoMA in Paris,” presented in collaboration with the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Now on view: http://mo.ma/inparis
2:29 Art handlers take down Andy Warhol’s “Soup Cans” and Willem de Kooning’s “Woman I” in advance of their shipment to Paris.
3:37 Master dresser Tae Smith and her team set about unboxing a new shipment of mannequins from Italy for the exhibition, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Now on view: http://mo.ma/items
4:44 Meanwhile, conservator Ellen Davis prepares The David Booth Conservation Center for the arrival of new artworks.
5:08 Conservator Jessica Chasen cleans Yayoi Kusama’s “Accumulation 1.”
5:16 Conservator Anny Aviram repairs the canvas edges of Gustav Klimt’s “Hope II” in advance of the work’s shipment to Paris.
6:13 Conservator Ellen Davis condition checks Andy Warhol’s “Soup Cans.”
6:34 Curators Starr Figura and Anne Umland brainstorm ways to make their new exhibition, “Max Ernst: Beyond Painting,” more visible to visitors. Now on view: http://mo.ma/maxernst
8:37 Andy Warhol’s “Soup Cans” and Yayoi Kusama’s “Accumulation 1” are placed in custom-designed interior crates for shipment to Paris as part of a new exhibition, “MoMA in Paris.” Now on view: http://mo.ma/inparis