Conservation

Caravaggio's Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, Restored & On View May 17

Posted on May 13, 2016 by cmoore

Next Tues, 5/17 one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, 1606–7 will be back on view! After two years of conservation, this masterwork, the largest painting by Caravaggio in America, will be on view in the Reid Gallery (gallery 217), in honor of the CMA's centennial year.

Restored Caravaggio Masterpiece On View May 17

Cleveland, OH (May 9, 2016) After two years, conservation of one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, 1606–7 is complete. This is the first time the painting has been conserved since coming to the museum in 1976. In 2014, extensive treatment began on the work, whose original paint layer was obscured by clouded, cracked varnish and retouching.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Womens Council Hosts, “East Meets West: The Tao of Asian Art Conservation”

Cleveland, OH (April 15, 2016) On Wednesday, April 20, The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Womens Council will host “East Meets West: The Tao of Asian Art Conservation.” This is a free event, open to the public beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium.  

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art Announce the Transfer from Phnom Penh to Cleveland of an Important Fragment of the Museum’s 7th-Century Statue of Krishna

Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Cleveland, Ohio (October 30, 2015) – The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that the Ministry has authorized the transfer to Cleveland of a significant stone fragment in the National Museum that is now believed to be part of the early Khmer sculpture of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan in the Cleveland collection.

Caravaggio's Crucifixion of Saint Andrew: An Update on the Treatment of a Treasure

Posted on January 27, 2015 by DYoder

In 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art treated The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in front of museum visitors for the first time, and audiences were able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. Conservator of Paintings, Dean Yoder, worked in the gallery, cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching, until the September, when the painting went back into the museum’s conservation laboratory for further restoration. Here, Yoder shares an update on the restoration of the Caravaggio since the fall and what comes next.

Ask a Question: Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew

Posted on September 11, 2014 by mgengler

With the Conservation in Focus of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Andrew closing this week, it is natural for a visitor to have lingering questions. Here is a process ordinarily unseen. The curious visitor to the focus gallery will find in the installation a desk with question cards, for your inquiries about the painting, about conservation, about really anything at all. You’ve asked and we’ve let you know. Here are some of the most asked questions from the exhibition run.

#Get2KnowCaravaggio: This Week's Gallery Q&A

Posted on August 25, 2014 by RGoodwin

"Did Caravaggio paint his own image in this painting?" is just one question asked through the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew. We invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

#Get2KnowCaravaggio: This Week's Five Q&As

Posted on August 7, 2014 by RGoodwin

"How do you remove varnish layers without softening or damaging the paint?" is just one question asked through the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew. We invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

#Get2KnowCaravaggio: Five of Your Questions Answered

Posted on July 29, 2014 by RGoodwin

During the run of the Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition, Conservation in Focus: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, we invite you to ask questions in the gallery via our interactive Q&A and online with the hashtag #Get2KnowCaravaggio. Each week, we will feature five different questions, answered by one of our museum experts. Here are this week's five featured Q&A's!

Conserving a Rembrandt: Part II of Portrait of a Woman

Posted on July 15, 2014 by DYoder

In part two of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s blog series focusing on the conservation of Rembrandt’sPortrait of a Woman, we take an in-depth look at the treatment issues surrounding the work in this illustration of the process on our blog. In honor of Rembrandt's birthday today, take a look at the final stages in bringing this important work of art back to life.

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