Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Van Gogh Installation

by Conservation

10/27/2016

behind the scenes , conservation , paintings , Van Gogh , Into the Undergrowth , sous-bois , CAM

 

Our paintings conservator especially appreciated her job in the couple of weeks before Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth opened.  During this installation period, as the paintings came in from national and international lenders, paintings conservation was called upon to examine each beautiful work for its incoming condition report.  Our conservator closely looked at each painting and frame under very strong light, and noted its distinguishing characteristics, anomalies, signs of age, etc., on the report.  At the end of the exhibition, in January 2017, she’ll examine each one again to make an outgoing condition report, to insure that no changes have occurred.  While the responsibility is not something to be taken lightly, any day you’re asked to spend time up close and personal with Impressionist masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and Gauguin makes for a great day!  Be sure to visit the exhibit before it closes on January 8, 2017.