December 19


Lecture and Gallery Discussion: Conserving Kirchbach: Meanings, Materials, and Techniques

After decades in storage, the monumental canvas “Christ and the Children” by Franck Kirchbach required extensive conservation.  Through behind-the-scenes images, conservator Jean Dommeruth will discuss the restoration of this important work, on view in Sacred Visions, including the process of removing discolored varnish and past restorations.  A look at the restored work in the galleries with conservators Yeonjoo Kim and Ralph Augsburger will illuminate the discoveries made along the way.