restoration

Game Preservation

The Death and Rebirth of 'The Matrix Online'

When 'The Matrix Online' announced it was shutting down in 2009, a modder named Rajko decided to save it. Seven years later, he's still working on it.
Matt Sayer
12.7.16
Art

Restoring da Vinci's 'St. John the Baptist' | Conservation Lab

Leonardo’s disputed Renaissance masterpiece reemerges from under 15 layers of varnish.
Noémie Jennifer
11.22.16
Art

An Ancient Japanese Scroll Gets Pieced Back Together | Conservation Lab

How many conservators does it take to repair a 60-square-foot scroll?
Noémie Jennifer
11.8.16
Art

To Save Dorothy’s Red Slippers, It May Take a Wizard | Conservation Lab

With three clicks and $300,000, the Smithsonian hopes to #KeepThemRuby for at least another century.
Noémie Jennifer
10.25.16
Art

How to Keep Kinetic Art Moving | Conservation Lab

Modern art conservator Lydia Beerkens prevents kinetic artworks from becoming still lives.
Noémie Jennifer
10.18.16
Art

The Artful Science of Mending Works on Paper | Conservation Lab

The paper conservators at Alvarez Fine Arts Services, a private studio in New York, restore everything from Matisse prints to beloved family heirlooms.
Noémie Jennifer
10.11.16
Art

How the Brooklyn Museum Cares for Its Collection | Conservation Lab

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.
Noémie Jennifer
10.4.16
Art

When Regular Tools Don’t Cut It, Make 'Em Yourself | Conservation Lab

Conserving one-of-a-kind objects calls for unique solutions.
Noémie Jennifer
8.30.16
Paris

How the City of Paris Preserves 13 Million Photographs | Conservation Lab

The birthplace of photography hires a team of experts that specialize in everything from daguerreotypes to digital prints.
Noémie Jennifer
8.4.16
Art

We Hit the Studio with a Private Painting Restorer | Conservation Lab

Restoration artist Aldo Peaucelle shows us how to save a painting.
Noémie Jennifer
7.27.16
Art

Inside the Haunting Restoration of a Gas Chamber Execution Sculpture | Conservation Lab

MoMA conservators have saved Bruce Conner’s disturbing sculpture from storage.
Noémie Jennifer
7.19.16
Art

A Tiny Wishbone Holds This Deconstructed Piano Together

Maskull Lasserre's juxtaposition between a hulking piano and a sliver of a wishbone is a visual wonder.
Diana Shi
7.2.16
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