The Role of Conservation at the National Gallery. Talk by Larry Keith
Talk | The Wallace Collection
Thursday 5 March 2015 - 14:30 until 15:30
Head of Conservation and Keeper, Larry Keith, will talk about the central role the conservation of paintings has played in the National Gallery since its foundation. The history of earlier practice will be summarised to provide a context for describing how conservation functions within the museum today, including preventive conservation, oversight of loans, and treatments within a broader context of interdisciplinary research - such as the Virgin of the Rocks.
This is the last of 5 lectures this season investigating different aspects of art, - historical collections, research, fakes and forgeries, curating an exhibition and conservation.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.