“If you want to do it in five years, it won’t be done in the traditional way, and I think they would have to cut corners”
Leonardo’s disputed Renaissance masterpiece reemerges from under 15 layers of varnish.
How many conservators does it take to repair a 60-square-foot scroll?
With three clicks and $300,000, the Smithsonian hopes to #KeepThemRuby for at least another century.
The paper conservators at Alvarez Fine Arts Services, a private studio in New York, restore everything from Matisse prints to beloved family heirlooms.
From rescuing George Washington, to repairing ancient papyrus scrolls, the caretakers of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection gave us a tour of their inner sanctum.
Conserving one-of-a-kind objects calls for unique solutions.
The birthplace of photography hires a team of experts that specialize in everything from daguerreotypes to digital prints.
Restoration artist Aldo Peaucelle shows us how to save a painting.
MoMA conservators have saved Bruce Conner’s disturbing sculpture from storage.