Posted in Antiquities, Art & Archives, Behind the Scenes
Joy Mazurek, assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, sampling a mummy portrait (J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.AP.72) for binding media analysis.
Funerary portraits yield their secrets. More»
Posted in Art & Archives, Behind the Scenes, J. Paul Getty Museum, Prints and Drawings
Gift of Richard A. Simms.
How a drawings show takes shape. More»
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Editor's Picks, J. Paul Getty Museum
Photo courtesy of the Gobelins Manufactory
Tapestries once owned by Louis XIV receive a high-tech cleaning. More»
Posted in Art & Archives, Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Figure 3: Figure for Landscape, 1960, Barbara Hepworth. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Fran and Ray Stark, 2005.108. © Bowness. After treatment on the Fran and Ray Sculpture Terrace.
A behind-the-scenes look at restoring Barbara Hepworth’s 1960 sculpture “Figure for Landscape.” More»
Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Getty Conservation Institute
Obi Sunt (Production Image from the making of Obi Sunt), 2015, William Pope.L. Courtesy of the Artist © Pope.L
Pope.L takes our questions about his practice and the future of his work. More»
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© Grimanesa Amorós
A chat with the sculptor and installation artist. More»
Posted in Ancient World, Antiquities, Art & Archives, Conservation
Statue of the Infant Cupid (detail), Roman, A.D. 1–50, Roman. Bronze with silver and copper, 25 3/16 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 96.AB.53
They’re all made from the same stuff, so why do bronze statues come in so many different colors? More»
Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Getty Foundation, Philanthropy
Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) Graduate Student Erika Witt holds her favorite mask in the university’s African Art Collection in preparation for a 2015 exhibition on campus as part of her graduate degree in Museum Studies. Photo: Master of Arts in Museums Studies Program, Center for African and African American Studies, SUNO
How are cultural organizations faring, 10 years after the Katrina disaster? More»
Posted in Art & Archives, Behind the Scenes, Getty Foundation, Paintings
Sara Mateu examines the reverse of a panel painting.
What is it like to be a panel paintings conservator? More»
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Getty Conservation Institute, Scholarship, technology
Inside the book Seeley Brothers, manufacturers of Averill Paint, ready for use (New York: Seeley Brothers, ca. 1886). ID No. 2870-944
From reference tomes to textile cuttings, a collection for every conservation query. More»