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Nice! I was ready to jump all over anything done incorrectly, but the young conservator did immaculate and appropriate work. I took a few classes in conservation at the U of DE, a school known for a world class art conservation department. Since then many of the procedures then taught have changed thanks to science, resarch and technology. If any oil painters are reading this...rule #1 is....drum roll....NEVER use zinc white. It always cracks.
Great video. One of my younger friends worked for a restoration firm in Chicago for two years, and she's now taking her master's degree at NYU. Earlier this week we discussed the challenge of this work. It's a much more difficult career than most imagine. Thank you for posting this!
For those of you that are familiar with fine art restoration, what educational requirements are necessary to enroll into a restoration program. Also, what other restoration fields are there in addition to paintings?
"Conservators specialize in a particular material or group of objects such as paintings, art on paper, textiles, library and archival artifacts, photographs, archaeological or ethnographic materials, sculpture, furniture or decorative objects."
From https://www.artcons.udel.edu where you can read about their undergrad through PhD programs and requirements.