Find out what qualities of watercolor made it the medium of choice for many Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, portrait miniatures and colored drawings
Before conducting a treatment on these large prints, conservators weighed the long-term risks and rewards.
Matisse lived with his cut-out pool until his death. See how its conservators are preserving it for future viewers.
Old master drawings are particularly vulnerable since they are on paper and hundreds of years old.
These charred wood pieces produce a range of tones. Easily reworked, they’re also easily lost without a fixative.
From scraping skin and cutting quills to painting and bookbinding, making a manuscript is a long, complex process.