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Painting Lab: What Happens Here What Happens Here? |  Treatment Video |  Before & After
Before treatment begins, paintings come to this lab for examination and documentation. If physical deterioration or damage has occurred on any one of the complex layers of a painting, the structural part of a conservation treatment is done here. Conservators try to intervene as little as possible but serious damage does need to be treated so that the artist's work is not lost. In this lab, conservators carefully work to mend tears, secure flaking paint, relax buckling canvas, rejoin cracks, and remove unstable materials.


Paintings Lab Treatment Video
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Afternoon on Saco Bay
Castle Rock, Marblehead
Christ Tempted by the Devil
William James

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