The NY Times reports on efforts by conservators in Haiti, “Conservators Aid Art Rescue Effort in Haiti”: Haitian artists and cultural professionals have been conducting informal salvage operations for the past four months. But the Americans are bringing conservation expertise — there are few if any professionally trained art conservators in Haiti — and special… Continue reading Art Conservation Rescue in Haiti
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Art conservation, publicity and the Met: Revisited
The Picasso painting, “The Actor,” damaged by an anonymous woman who fell into it, was returned to the public galleries by the Met’s Conservation Department. The Times has an short article, with these nice details: The conservators had to act quickly because canvases, like people, “have a memory,” she explained. That is, the torn portion… Continue reading Art conservation, publicity and the Met: Revisited
Art Conservation, Publicity and the Met
I’m fascinated by issues relating to conservation of cultural objects, but most of the publicity goes to fine art conservation–if there is any at all. Friday’s disaster at the Metropolitan Museum, where a woman taking an adult education class fell on an early Picasso, The Actor, and tore a 6″ hole in the canvas, got… Continue reading Art Conservation, Publicity and the Met