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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: an American Artist in Venice

Our paintings conservator has enjoyed having this idyllic scene of Venice on the easel as she cleaned it and attached it to a new stretcher.  The painting, by American Impressionist John White Alexander (1856-1915), is a recent acquisition that arrived…

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REC Square Color2

The Rosenthal Education Center is undergoing an ancient makeover… We are hard at work planning the REC’s next exhibition, Ancient World, which opens to the public on Saturday, October 3rd. It will run through Spring 2016. Ancient World gives museum…

FB SU Duv Cranch2

This picture, Head of Christopher Cranch, Study by Frank Duveneck, has the distinction of being one of the filthiest to visit the paintings conservation lab at the museum.  Usually when a conservator cleans a painting, chemical solvents are used to…


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