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Restoring one of our largest paintings: Cleaning Van Dyck’s ‘Charles I’ | National Gallery

Restoring one of our largest paintings: Cleaning Van Dyck’s ‘Charles I’ | National Gallery

My name is Larry Keith. I’m Head of the Conservation Department and I’d like to say a little bit about the treatment of ‘Charles I on Horseback’, which you can see on its side with the cleaning largely accomplished. That… Continue Reading

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Original restoration – Sutcliffe 7″ Vintage Oil Can 1965

Original restoration – Sutcliffe 7″ Vintage Oil Can 1965

Welcome to this restoration! Quick inspection of the oil can. Boiling hot water helps remove oil residue and unwanted grime. I am using generic grease remover, it helps to remove the grime. I tend to use a stiff brush for… Continue Reading

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Very Rusted Balance Restoration

Very Rusted Balance Restoration
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Antique Dented Oiler – Perfect Restoration

Antique Dented Oiler – Perfect Restoration
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Doll Restoration and Maintenance – Improving poseability & restringing

Doll Restoration and Maintenance – Improving poseability & restringing
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The Discovery & Restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s Long-Lost Painting “Salvator Mundi” | Robb Report

The Discovery & Restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s Long-Lost Painting “Salvator Mundi” | Robb Report

(soft choir music) – And so, ladies and gentlemen, we move to the Leonardo Da Vinci, the Salvator Mundi, the masterpiece by Leonardo of Christ the savior, previously in the collections of three kings of England. (soaring instrumental music) –… Continue Reading

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Antique Hand Plane – Restoration

Antique Hand Plane – Restoration
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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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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