Behind the layers (April)
A new exhibition, Behind the Layers: Authenticating the Stories of Paintings, on show from 9 March until 30 April in the Salon Gallery, has been developed by TMAG’s conservation team. It showcases recent treatments they have undertaken on a selection of 19th century oil paintings and their frames from the TMAG collection. These are paintings about which there had previously been some unresolved questions, such as who painted them and even who was featured in them.
For this special Friends event, Senior Painting Conservator Jenny O’Connell will present on the treatment and research undertaken for Behind the Layers and show how the conservators have been able to solve these mysteries through their work. This will be followed by a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the conservation lab, where Jenny and Conservation Technician Lisa Charleston will discuss current painting and frame treatments.
Space in the conservation lab is limited, so this event is for members only.
Members $20, includes morning tea.
NOTE regarding online bookings: Attendees sometimes report difficulties booking as a member or member couple. You need to log in before making the booking and then those options will be available to you. And as an added bonus, you then won't need to answer pesky questions about whether you are a robot.