"painting conservation" blog posts

The Mystery of the Floating HandA man dressed in an outfit that resembles those of senior leaders of the Ottoman Empire

The Mystery of the Floating Hand

Amanda Draper, Curator of Art & Exhibition writes … As a curator who looks after art collections, one of my favourite things is working with the specialist conservators who restore and revive artefacts for us. Their technical and artistic skills are phenomenal and they can completely transform an artwork that most of us would have thought beyond repair. And just sometimes, simply cleaning a painting can reveal unexpected wonders. And so it was with The Turkish Ambassador.

Posted on: 21 August 2020