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Zahira Bomford

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Senior Paintings Conservator
Houston, TX
Dr. Zahira Bomford came to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2012 as head of Paintings Conservation, having worked as a conservator of paintings and polychrome sculpture in the United States (The Metropolitan Museum, The Smithsonian Institution, The Cleveland Museum of Art) and was for four years a Mellon Foundation Research Fellow. Subsequently she practiced as an art conservator in Spain where she directed in-situ conservation projects under the auspices of the Spanish-North American Cultural Exchange Program, The Getty Foundation, The World Monuments Fund and The Royal Foundation of Toledo. She also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to translate and annotate Spanish treatises on artists' techniques, a project that culminated in the publication of Artist's Techniques in Golden Age Spain in 1987 (Cambridge University Press). In the same year she coordinated a conservation training course in Mexico for the Getty Conservation Institute, and returned to formal research in the History of Art as a doctoral candidate at the Courtauld Institute, London, receiving the PhD in 1998. Between 1988-1992 she was assistant to John Brealey during his various attachments to the Prado Museum. She has published numerous articles on Cano, Velazquez, Spanish drawings, the history of restoration, and technical art history. She has lectured at University College, London and at the Courtauld Institute. In 2002 she was a J. Paul Getty Museum Scholar.
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