Top 5 Conservation Projects of 2016 So Far…Part 2

As we enter the last quarter of 2016, we wanted to showcase our favourite and most interesting case studies that we’ve posted on our popular LinkedIn page. From the top 5 we have selected, you can expect challenges faced on previously treated paintings, the trials of a student conservator and insight into one of the world’s biggest conservation labs. If you would like to share your conservation project with us, tag us on Twitter with a link!

1. MFA Conservator Carefully Cleans Up a Van Gogh Painting


Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Why: This short video explores the challenges of conserving one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most popular paintings, “House at Auvers” because of how the painting has already been treated more than once. This is particularly interesting as we normally see case studies on paintings/objects that are being conserved for the first time. View Case Study Here

2. Treating Water Damage in a 17th Century Atlas


Where: West Dean Why: We’re big fans of the student blogs at West Dean and this blog is a great example of why. Things may not go to plan, tools are creatively improvised and the results may not be as planned, but it’s the learning curve we see the student’s go through and the array of objects they treat that make the West Dean blog a must-read for us. View Case Study Here

3. Conservation of the Roman Period Mummy Mask


Where: The Penn Museum Why: The Egyptian period continues to provide a huge source of fascination for many which is why we keep coming back