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By Arielle Hambrecht
The de Young is one of the safest places to be during an earthquake.
The Objects Conservation Department worked with outdoor sculpture contractors to conserve the Louise Nevelson sculpture Ocean Gate in 2011.
When conservators design a treatment for a corroded sculpture, they often have to grapple with the issue of the artist’s intent.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the painting’s whereabouts over the past year.
It’s not just a simple knit 1, purl 2 project. Instead, it should carry the warning, “Requires Expert Supervision.”
By Sarah Gates
When Alan Sonfist’s work came to the Paintings Conservation department for treatment, my first thought was: This graphite drawing on canvas is more a drawing on a textile than it is a painting.
By José Luis Lazarte
Our paper conservation team set up a screen-printing station to investigate prints Ed Ruscha made with foods, including Heinz Baked Beans and caviar.