Joan Wright-[PA]

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bettina Burr Conservator, Asian Conservation
Boston, Massachusetts
Joan Wright is the Bettina Burr Conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she has worked since 1998. She is the conservator in charge of the care of Japanese woodblock prints, Indian and Islamic paintings and illustrated books and manuscripts. From 2005-2010 with museum colleagues, she raised funds for and contributed to a project to image, accession, condition survey and re-house the museum’s renowned collection of Japanese prints. Prior to the 1998, she worked at the Worcester Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as a conservator of works of art on paper. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Print Council of America. Essays for MFA Publications include “From Brush to Block: Hokusai Observed” in Hokusai, 2015 and “The Colors of Desire: Beauties of the Yoshiwara Observed” in Harunobu, 2017.