My Favorite Object: Georgina Rayner

Apr 21, 2014

Scene from the Life of Thomas Becket, c. 1190–1205, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

In this series Index asks our colleagues, “What is your favorite work of art in our collections and why?” This is a tall order, given that there are about 250,000 works in the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. Click here to see other responses in this series.

Georgina Rayner, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

“If I were to choose from the objects I’ve been working on . . . the Canterbury stained-glass, probably. That’s from a cathedral that is close to where I grew up in the UK, so it’s kind of a nice reminder of home. I really like that piece. It has a meaning.”