Best Conservation Case Studies of 2019 So Far

We’re only 4 months into 2019 and we’ve already seen some fantastic examples of conservation work and in our latest blog, we’re showcasing our favourites of 2019 so far! Have you been working on a project your particularly proud of? We’d love to hear about – please comment with your projects or send us an email!

Which project is your favourite from our picks below?

The Art and Satisfaction of Stain Removal

While a dark, “8”-shaped stain on a 300-year-old print might worry some, finding a way to remove it was a very satisfying part of Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) Fellow Joanna Hurd’s training to become an art conservator. Read more here.

Rectifying Past Conservation Efforts – Stela Edition

The Artefact Lab at The Penn Museum is one of our favourite blogs as Ancient Egypt provides a constant source of fascination and we just love seeing the projects the team are working on. This case study provides a fine example of how greatly conservation has advanced and what conservators are now able to achieve by rectifying previous conservation efforts. Read more here.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Two Jan van Eyck Frames at The MET

This compelling series of blogs deciphers a host of mysteries found when this project was initially taken on and has resulted in a restoration much more successful than originally intended. Read the series of blogs here.

Conservation Work Reveals Hidden Revisions