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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Another British Invasion!

by Serena Urry, Chief Conservator


CAMConservation , paintings conservation , Sir Joshua Reynolds , portrait , British catalog project , European Paintings

These three portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723–1792) have come out of storage and into the conservation lab for the museum’s British catalog project . They are due to be examined, and perhaps treated, before heading to our photography department for high resolution imaging.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Meet Dr. Johnson

by Conservation


William Doughty , Samuel Johnson , Joshua Reynolds , paper conservation , mezzotint

Early this year the museum was given this portrait of the 17th century English writer Dr. Samuel Johnson.