About: Aleksandra Hola

In 2011 I received my PhD from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Currently I am a junior member of the Panel Paintings' Conservation Studio, which is staffed by four people. The scope of our unit comprises educational, research, and conservation activities. We offer a comprehensive program of lectures and lab classes designed for students in the master's degree program. We also supervise master's and doctoral projects, as well as individual research related to the technical and aesthetic aspects of panel paintings conservation.

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Conserving Pacino di Bonaguida: My Getty Foundation Fellowship

Madonna and Child with Saints / Pacino

The Panel Paintings Initiative is training the next generation of conservators of paintings on wood panels, and including professionals from Eastern Europe is a high priority. In this post, Polish conservator Aleksandra Hola describes her experience with the program. For… More»

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      The boxer is resting in the Getty Museum’s galleries through November 1.

      He’s older, he’s muscular, he’s exhausted. This less than idealized figure is typical of the Hellenistic style of sculpture that celebrated the portrait as a way to portray emotion.

      So what do you think, did he win or lose?


      Seated Boxer, “The Terme Boxer,” 300–200 B.C., bronze and copper. Museo Nazionale Romano—Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome. Su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo—Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’area archeologica di Roma. Photo © Vanni Archive / Art Resource, NY

      08/01/15

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