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Conserving The Wolsey Angels
After their recent rediscovery, the Wolsey Angels go through extensive conservation and preservation after being exposed to the elements on the gateposts of a stately home in England, perhaps for centuries
Conservation: Tipu’s Tiger
Nigel Bamforth, Senior Conservator, Furniture and Wood Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, describes the condition of Tipu's Tiger and analysis of this unique object
Conservation: The Nasrid plasterwork collection at the V&A
A conservator at the V&A discusses new discoveries that have uncovered new information on their materials, techniques, history and provenance
Conservation: Cast of the Pórtico de la Gloria
In 1866, the Victoria & Albert Museum commissioned an Italian plaster maker to journey to Spain to make a copy of a monument of Romanesque art. See how the museum takes care of it more than 150 years later.
Contemporary Art Conservation at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum
Contemporary art uses everything from latex and chocolate to live insects and computer software. Will it last?
Object Conservation – Salisbury Cross
Taken apart, cleaned, repainted, gilded, and finally reassembled, this ironwork cross took months to restore.
The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo’s Adam
In 2002, this iconic Renaissance sculpture fell onto the floor. Learn how conservators picked up the pieces.