The Conservation Dept. at the Uffizi

November 7 2020

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Picture: The New York Times

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Laura Rysman of The New York Times has published an interesting article providing a behind the scenes access at the conservation laboratories of the Uffizi Gallery and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence.

Amongst the most interest insights into the minds of conservators is this snippet from the art historian Cecilia Frosinini:

They’re simply objects made of wood, gesso, paint and varnish (...) I’m almost ashamed to say I feel no special emotions for the pieces, but a conservator has to work like a doctor, without any bias for who the patient is.

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