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Applying the moisture treatment | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Applying the moisture treatment | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Here we have Artemisia again. You can see it here, now we’ve done the treatment that you saw before. So, all the glue paste that was on the surface, the brittle glue, has been scraped off to reveal the original… Continue Reading

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The Conservation of The Assassination of Archimedes Narrated Version

The Conservation of The Assassination of Archimedes Narrated Version

The majority of my videos thus far have focused on paintings executed in oil on canvas, but for this one we’re going to be taking a look at a painting that was done in oil on a piece of paper… Continue Reading

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Wetland Loss in the Yellow Sea

Wetland Loss in the Yellow Sea

The intertidal zones of the Yellow Sea are crucial stopover sites along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway for over 3 million migratory shorebirds. During their annual migrations, significant numbers of 36 distinct species from Alaska, much of Russia, Australia, New Zealand,… Continue Reading

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Restoring Rothko | Tate

Restoring Rothko | Tate

It’s time to bring you some news that’s come into us which is a man has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by the artist Mark Rothko. This is the work of Mark Rothko. A fine example… Continue Reading

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Painting Restoration: Huysmans at Wrest Park

Painting Restoration: Huysmans at Wrest Park

When we’re restoring paintings we treat each individual object as unique and the treatment that we undertake has to be unique to deal with that. This particular painting came in to the studio; it was in pretty poor condition with… Continue Reading

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Return of the Wolves Documentary Pitch

Return of the Wolves Documentary Pitch

We’re Iris Productions and we’d like to introduce you to a project we’re doing for our final year of university. Before Queen Elizabeth II. Before Queen Victoria. Before Henry VIII. Wolves roamed the British wilderness. 500 years since the last… Continue Reading

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Finishing the relining | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Finishing the relining | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

So now you see the ‘Artemisia’ partway through its lining treatment. Once the moisture treatment had been done, this was the next phase. You can see the painting’s now attached to its new canvas support. We’ve allowed it to dry… Continue Reading