Restoration of a Carpaccio

September 17 2020

Image of Restoration of a Carpaccio

Picture: @RestauraThyssen

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid has been sharing some interesting pictures recently of various conservation projects they are undertaking. Recently, they've been restoring their Young Knight in a Landscape by Carpaccio. It seems that they have followed the lead of the Rijksmuseum in allowing visitors to peer into the process by undertaking the work behind perspex walls in the galleries. 

On a related note, it is great to see that so many museums and galleries are setting up specific social media accounts for their conservation departments. General museum accounts can often be commandeered by marketing bumph that most learn to ignore rather than engage with. Accounts like these allow us to bypass the noise and provide these rare insights that many art lovers enjoy so much.

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