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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Brightening a Nearly 100-Year-Old Harbor Scene

by Serena Urry, Chief Conservator


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Before the work was shipped to the museum from out of state, our curator of American art, Julie Aronson, PhD, contacted a professionally trained paintings conservator in that region to examine it. He noted a few areas with cracks and lifting paint that might be jeopardized during transport. With permission from the owner , the conservator applied the three tissue paper patches you see here to make sure that no paint flakes were lost in transit.