Conservation of wall paintings at the Palazzo de la Salle chapel

Conservation of wall paintings at the Palazzo de la Salle chapel

The Department of Conservation and Built Heritage of the University of Malta, is taking sponsors for the conservation of the uniquely surviving 18th century wall paintings. of the Chapel of Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta. The magnificent Palazzo de la Salle, was home to Knights of the Order of St John for over 300 […]

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Art of the Matter | Nat Geo Live

Art of the Matter | Nat Geo Live

( intro music ) ( upbeat music ) Asher Jay:For me it’s about how can I get peopleto feel that effortless connection to nature.Technically speaking this is all part of ourbiological and evolutionary development.This is our story.No matter what we do to the worldlife still finds a way to express itself.That is pure magic to […]

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Teresa Ryan | Bioneers 2017

Teresa Ryan | Bioneers 2017

BROCK: Woo hoo. I missed you guys since the last time I saw you. I couldn’t help myself. Here I am again. Well you all know my name, Brock, and I’m at Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, where I direct the Water Institute with Kate Lundquist, who’s out in the audience, and talk to Kate […]

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The Fine Art of Television Repair

The Fine Art of Television Repair

– [Announcer] The era of television. – [Announcer] The greatest advance in television. – [Richard] In the ’60s and ’70s, TV had become such an icon that, that artists couldn’t resist just fooling with it. – It was all pretty much new, and it was really taking sort of your standard TV sets and just […]

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Microscopically reweaving a 1907 painting | CONSERVATION STORIES

Microscopically reweaving a 1907 painting | CONSERVATION STORIES

This is a self portrait by Paula Modersohn-Becker. It was painted in 1907. It’s in really, really good condition considering it’s age. She’s holding her hand over her belly which is suggesting that she’s pregnant. The same year this was painted in 1907, she gave birth to her daughter and subsequently died of complications from […]

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The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 1: “The Work Before The Work”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins –  Episode 1: “The Work Before The Work”

In this series we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at the entire conservation process as it relates to one painting. This untitled scene of Fifth Avenue in winter executed in oil on canvas by the American impressionist painter Guy Wiggins arrived at the studio in need of desperate conservation. The painting had an […]

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C2C Care: Feathers On and Off the Bird

C2C Care: Feathers On and Off the Bird

OK. And Susan, if you’d like to go ahead, please. OK. Hi, everyone. How are you? We’re glad to have you here. And we’ve been hoping to do something on feathers for a long time, so that’s our chance today. I’m just going to get your my slides fairly quickly. If you have questions, put […]

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The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 2: ” The Cleaning Process”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 2: ” The Cleaning Process”

If you remember many different cleaning agents were tested to determine which one would be most effective at removing the accumulated surface grime and enable access to the varnish. Ultimately, a protease enzyme cleaner proved to be not only the best at removing the grime but also one of the more gentle and safest solutions. […]

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The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 3: “On Structural Issues”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 3: “On Structural Issues”

Before embarking on any structural work Washi is adhered to the face of the painting with a reversible conservation adhesive. Using small sections of paper enables better conformation to the impasto and easier handling. This facing is done after the cleaning to ensure that none of the grime or old varnish interacts with the adhesive […]

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The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 7: “Finally, The Frame”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 7: “Finally, The Frame”

Upon seeing the painting after conservation my client wisely decided that addressing the frame would not only be prudent but be of great benefit to the painting as well. Having installed the painting into the frame with brackets and screws, the removal was easy and didn’t subject the painting to any unnecessary stress. Before any […]

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