Conserving Emperor Justinian
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Conserving Emperor Justinian

For the first time in over sixty years, one of the most impressive works of art  in The Ringling’s collection will return to view. Measuring a staggering 13 by 22 feet the painting by 19th-century French artist Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant depicts the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and his counselors engaged in a discussion of religious texts. When the […]

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3 Ways Science Can Bust Art Forgeries
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3 Ways Science Can Bust Art Forgeries

Art is a big business with people willing to spend thousands or millions of dollars on paintings by famous artists. They don’t always get what they pay for though. Instead of a genuine Rembrandt, there’s a chance that the new piece in their collection is a forgery. Forgeries can be copies of existing paintings, or […]

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Nostell Priory painting conservation 2014
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Nostell Priory painting conservation 2014

In twenty fourteen we sent a handful of paintings from Nostell Priory for conservation. Our House Team and specialist movers, Constantine, take down, pack and transport the paintings to Gillian Walker’s studio. Gillian begins work by removing the paintings from their frames. Lucy cleans between the canvas and the stretcher, vacuums the back of the […]

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