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Conservation in the Galleries

Conservation in the Galleries

Apr 21, 2017
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Learn what it takes to preserve a painting (and frame) for posterity.

Conservator Mark Lewis and NEH Conservation Fellow Julie Ribits, who were recently featured in The Virginian-Pilot, welcome your questions as they work in our skylit Gallery 205.

The painting under their care is Anthony Van Dyck’s masterwork St. Sebastian, an oil-on-canvas work that dates to around 1623. With the painting beautifully restored, the pair turned to the deeply textured and patterned frame.

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