This 1740’s French Rococo gilt table is in the lab receiving treatment for an upcoming exhibition in 2021.
This tall narrow painting by a husband-and-wife pair is in the paintings conservation studio for removal of varnish and discolored retouching.
Oil paintings do not usually come to the Paper Lab, but occasionally the conservators share projects, and that is the case here.
A steady hand and a sharp eye are key for the repair currently underway of this painted silk taffeta bedspread in the textile conservation lab.
This week in Objects Conservation: An update on the treatment of our 19th C Korean lacquered chest.
Our paintings conservator has been cleaning this idyllic view of the Seine for the past few days.
Over the summer the paper conservator prepared two William Blake works for travel to an important exhibit at the Tate Britain in London. Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of hand colored relief etchings of his poems first published in 1789 and 1794.
In textile conservation, work was recently completed on “Ragsby Dollyver,” a “portrait” rag doll by Laura Turpin that may be the artist’s self-portrait.
These two separate fragments from a stone incense burner have been in the collection since 1939.
Conservation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition continues apace.
These two 1st Century CE ceramics from Petra are in the objects lab receiving conservation.
Sometimes a painting can make its feelings known.
Sometimes an artist presents us with something that looks good from the front, but when we turn it over we notice that there are problems that can’t be seen when the art is hanging on a wall.
This Japanese garment, or haori, recently went on display in the Asian Gallery.
These two 5-6th C stucco panels are in the lab for treatment.
Our Italian masterpiece A Sibyl and a Prophet by Andrea Mantegna, dated to around 1495, has been in the paintings conservation lab for treatment.
Later this month a group of portrait miniatures will go on view highlighting women artists and subjects.
Can you find the conservation that has been carried out for this silk chiffon gown from the 1920s?
This week in Objects Conservation: a 19th C Korean lacquered chest.
Conservation preparation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition (opening Fall 2020).
This month a new group of paintings is on display in the Indian gallery.
This week the objects conservator is working on an unusual project requiring the skills of an electrician.
This large unfinished work by Frank Duveneck is in the paintings conservation lab to be examined.
A group of Japanese prints depicting women wearing elaborate garments was recently in the paper lab.
Sometimes dirt is part of an object's unique story.
It is hard to imagine this arrangement of wooden fragments as a three-dimensional object, that’s why it has been in the conservation lab receiving some much needed attention.
Sometimes our paintings conservator might find an ancient flyspeck on a painting.
Between doing conservation treatments for upcoming exhibitions, our paper conservator and her intern are working on a group of documents from the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.
What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?
In the course of examining this early 20th century painting by American Impressionist Walter Schofield, our paintings conservator noticed a curious thing.