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Conservation Videos

Conserving a Painting

Conservator Ann Creager removes the last patch of a layer of old varnish from this portrait (circa 1850), Woman with Gold Necklace.

Witness the magic of conservation in our latest video—and get the museum world’s take on “before” and “after.”

You can also stop by to view conservators at work in our Lunder Conservation Center. There you will see museum staff examining and treating artworks in state-of-the-art laboratories.