The Mind of a Conservator

This conservator is an art loving 20-something year old with a lab coat and nitrile gloves.

thegetty:

It’s only temporary!

We’re saying “see you later” to Modern Rome as it travels abroad to reunite with its sibling paintings at the first major retrospective of Turner’s late work.

#LateTurner

varnishisapowerfulliquid:

Preparing paintings for loan and sealing frames - everyday tasks of a paintings conservator in a museum environment :)

varnishisapowerfulliquid:

Preparing paintings for loan and sealing frames - everyday tasks of a paintings conservator in a museum environment :)

nyupreservation:

Ogilby’s America underway… #todayinthelab #bookconservation #fales

nyupreservation:

Ogilby’s America underway… #todayinthelab #bookconservation #fales

nyupreservation:

Today in the lab: Rehousing a Samuel Lawrence painting for long-term storage. This 1854 portrait (possibly Thackeray) is from the Fales Library & Special Collections.

thegetty:

ryanlintelman:

thegetty:

On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.
Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!

Sounds like a good party.

thegetty:

ryanlintelman:

thegetty:

On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.

Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!

Sounds like a good party.

showslow:

Nicolas Feldmeyer, Woven Portico (2012) – photo by Nick Rochowski. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery (via)

Site-specific installation in which the artist has woven mesh between the columns of the portico of the central building at the university of college (UCL) in London.