Conservation Videos

The Gilt-Bronze Carriage Clock with Calendar by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747–1823) and Antoine-Louis Breguet (1776–1858) is featured in the exhibition Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collectionon display from 

For more information about the conservation of this clock, click here.

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October 8, 2010. Dr. Fredric T. Schneider, Independent Scholar, New York, gives his lecture "Japanese Cloisonné Enameling on Glass Substrate, from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present" for the 3rd Biennial ICOM-CC Experts' Meeting on Enamel on Metal Conservation at The Frick Collection, October 8–9, 2010.

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October 8, 2010, Agnès Gall Ortlik, Conservator in Private Practice, Barcelona, gives her lecture "A Concise Bibliography on the Technology, Deterioration, and Conservation of Enamels on Metal" for the 3rd Biennial ICOM-CC Experts' Meeting on Enamel on Metal Conservation, held at The Frick Collection, October 8–9, 2010.

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October 8, 2010. Birgit Schwahn, Diplom-Restauratorin, Staaliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany, gives her lecture "Footed Bowl or Only A Bowl? The Investigation of a Seventeenth-Century Limoges Painted Enamel Object" for the 3rd Biennial ICOM-CC Experts' Meeting on Enamel on Metal Conservation at The Frick Collection, October 8–9, 2010.

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October 8, 2010. Angelo Agostino, Scientist, Dipartimento di Chimica Generale e Chimica Organica, Università di Torino, gives his lecture "Authentication of Limoges Enamels by Noninvasive Techniques: The Larcade Collection" for the 3rd Biennial ICOM-CC Experts' Meeting on Enamel on Metal Conservation at The Frick Collection, October 8–9, 2010.

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"Up and Down the Garden Path: Secrets of La Promenade Revealed," by Colin B. Bailey, The Frick Collection, and Charlotte Hale, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, May 5, 2012.  The Frick's Promenade is the most important Impressionist painting acquired by Henry Clay Frick. In researching this well-known work for the exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, many technical and documentary discoveries were made.

In the spring of 2010 Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert underwent an unprecedented technical study at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that incorporated infrared reflectography, X-radiography, surface examination, and paint analysis. The results, which are presented in this lecture by Charlotte Hale, expand our understanding of the evolution and history of this spectacular, enigmatic painting. This lecture was made possible by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

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The Portrait of Philip IV by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) returned recently from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, having been cleaned for the first time in more than sixty years. The treatment by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of Paintings Conservation, revealed the dazzling original surface that had been veiled by a yellowing varnish.
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