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Conservation Window - 15th Century Italian Painting


Friday, July 16, 2010


11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Conservation Window - 15th Century Italian Painting A Painting Conservator will be working on a 15th Century Italian painting by Leonardo Scaletti that shows the Madonna and Child enthroned on a marble bench against a background of ruins.  Some areas of the paint have suffered over cleaning and subsequent over retouching in the past, the wooden panel support has been damaged by woodworm, thinning, cradling, warping and splitting.

Come and find out how Painting Conservators stabilize paint, remove restorations to reveal original paint and undertake panel work on wooden supports.

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