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Microscopically reweaving a 1907 painting | CONSERVATION STORIES

Microscopically reweaving a 1907 painting | CONSERVATION STORIES

This is a self portrait by Paula Modersohn-Becker. It was painted in 1907. It’s in really, really good condition considering it’s age. She’s holding her hand over her belly which is suggesting that she’s pregnant. The same year this was… Continue Reading

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The Restoration of Rosa Bonheur’s ‘The Horse Fair’ | National Gallery

The Restoration of Rosa Bonheur’s ‘The Horse Fair’ | National Gallery

Hello, my name is Hayley Tomlinson and I’m the conservator responsible for treating Rosa Bonheur’s painting, The Horse Fair, in the Conservation Department at the National Gallery. The painting is actually in a very good condition and the treatment is… Continue Reading

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Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright statue | AT THE MUSEUM

Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright statue | AT THE MUSEUM

Ellen: What we’re looking at is a Sprite from Frank Lloyd Wright’s project Midway Gardens, which was a sort of concert hall/beer garden in Chicago. It came to us in a really, really sad state. Clearly, it’s head is missing,… Continue Reading

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Conserving Michelangelo

Conserving Michelangelo

After looking at thousands of drawings over the course of years, this is the first Michelangelo that I’ve conserved. There are never two drawings that have aged the same way. Most old master drawings are treated very conservatively. Because this… Continue Reading