18 January - 22 June 2014
As part of the 150th anniversary, this in-focus display will show ways in which the Gallery has preserved the collection over the last century and how the practice of conservation has changed. After the establishment of a Conservation Department in 1964, and with the support of the Instituito Centrale del Restauro in Rome, the care of the Gallery’s collection has continued with a more scientific approach. Today, the use of technology to study and to preserve works conforms to key principles of reversibility and minimum intervention. This display will show paintings by Silvestro dei Gheraducci, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Maestro del Tondo di Cortona, alongside photographic documentation on the conservation of the three works.
Admission free, Room 6.