The Claude Monet Research and Conservation Project
The Claude Monet Research and Conservation Project began in June 2012 after the painting Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat, (1874) by Claude Monet was damaged while on public display. The canvas had been perforated to form an extensive three-branched tear. Fragments of paint and priming layers had also been lost from around the site of the damage. The aim of the Project was to professionally conserve and restore the damage, returning the painting to hang in the Gallery in a repaired and stable condition. On 1 July 2014, following the successful completion of the project, the painting went back on display in the Gallery.