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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Striped pigments?

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No, it’s just the morning sun hitting our jars of dry pigments through the blinds, a brief exposure that does no harm.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Going, going, gone!

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The large Neapolitan still-life is back — with a new look.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Overpainting vs. inpainting

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Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Maria Oakey Dewing, inpainting, overpaint, retouching, paintings conservation, conservation, behind the scenes

Conservation of this painting on wood panel by the Dewing husband-and-wife team was undertaken because the retouching on the painting had discolored.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A different kind of flyspeck!

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Sometimes our paintings conservator might find an ancient flyspeck on a painting.