That time a toddler ran full speed into an oil painting:
And when the conservator came to inspect the damage:
I’ve never really been a fan of those baby leashes that some people use, but this submission made me reconsider my stance.
Young Mother Sewing, Mary Cassatt. 1900.
Preparing paintings for loan and sealing frames - everyday tasks of a paintings conservator in a museum environment :)
A Chameleon, Ustad Mansur. 1612.
Ogilby’s America underway… #todayinthelab #bookconservation #fales
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.