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Follow the latest stages of the complex conservation process of Albrecht Dürer's Triumphal Arch – one of the largest prints ever produced. Curator Giulia Bartrum and Paper Conservator Caroline Barry talk through some of the steps involved in tackling this unusually large conservation challenge.
http://www.imamuseum.org/ IMA - Indianapolis Museum of Art Conservation of a Renaissance work by Sebastiano Mainardi Sebastiano Mainardi: The Science of Art; Conservation of a Renaissance Altarpiece. A behind-the-scenes look at the examination and conservation treatment of a large Italian Renaissance painted altarpiece by Sebastiano Mainardi. For more information visit www.imamuseum.org/mainardi
While the Art Institute of Chicago's ancient and Byzantine collection was off view during the construction of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, numerous objects underwent extensive conservation. The following video chronicles the conservation processes used to prepare several ancient and Byzantine artworks for display, including the restoration of a Greek vase, the cleaning of Roman and Byzantine mosaics, the metallurgical analysis of a bronze sculpture, and the laser-cleaning of a marble statue. This video was produced with the generous support of a Long Range Fund grant provided by the Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was created for LaunchPad, a program of digital interpretive materials that supplement the viewing of works of art on display in the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries.
Plan of Milledgeville, 1808 Daniel Sturges This hand-drawn plan of Milledgeville, Georgia ranks high among the cartographic artistic treasures in the state of Georgia. It includes unique information about the extent of wetlands, distribution of land owners, and land use functions of Georgia's premier planned city of the early National period. When discovered at the Georgia Archives during move preparations in 2002, the map was in extremely fragile condition. There were significant tears and areas of lost information. In March 2008, with generous support of the Friends of the Georgia Archives, conservation treatment of this treasure was begun by Elizabeth K. Schulte. The backing cloth was removed and the map was humidified and flattened in preparation of mending. Once most of the pieces had been reattached and large tears were repaired, stains were reduced on a suction table. The map was lined with Okawara Japanese tissue. Losses were filled in with toned tissues.
Watch a video showing the conservation of a Michelangelo drawing on loan from Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford, in preparation for the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer. The Met's paper conservator Marjorie Shelley takes us through the complex and delicate process of restoring this beautiful architectural drawing. https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/michelangelo Featured Artwork: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564 ). Designs for a monumental altar or facade, possibly for San Silvestro in Capite, Rome. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk, stylus ruling, and compass construction (recto), black chalk, some ruling in black chalk (verso). By permission of the Governing Body of Christ Church, Oxford (0992; JBS 64) Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018. #MetMichelangelo Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Director: Kate Farrell Editor: Sarah Cowan Producer: Melissa Bell Camera: Wayne de la Roche, Sarah Cowan, Dia Felix Lighting: Dia Felix Production Coordinator: Kaelan Burkett Production Assistants: Bryan Martin, Stephanie Wuertz Original Music: Austin Fisher © 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Video for Norman Rockwell Museum's new exhibition "Conserving Norman Rockwell's 'United Nations.'" Leslie Paisley, Conservator of Paper Department Head at Williamstown Art Conservation Center, takes viewers through the process of treating a fragile work on paper through such means as aqueous water technique-- don't try this at home!
Video produced by Jeremy Clowe. ©2009 Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.
"Conserving Norman Rockwells 'United Nations'"
Norman Rockwell Museum
Opens May 2, 2009
This intimate exhibition will explore the intricacies of art conservation, from initial evaluation to complete restoration. A step-by-step investigation to the Williamstown Art Conservation Centers methods of conserving Norman Rockwells large-scale symbolic portrayal of the United Nations and the peoples of the world will offer insights into a rarely seen but essential preservation process.