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New site: Tate conservation

From: Tim Green <tim.green>
Date: Monday, July 2, 2007
<URL:http://www.tate.org.uk/conservation/>

The Tate Conservation online offering is a comprehensive overview of
the seven specialist sections that make up Tate's conservation
department: Frames, Paintings, Paper, Science, Sculpture, Time-based
Media and the Workshop. It also includes: an About section covering
the history of Tate Conservation, an FAQs section, and a Further
Resources page. Highlights are well illustrated practical
treatments, case studies and ongoing Research projects. The website
invites visitors behind the scenes to see how works are prepared for
display (e.g. the Sculpture Garden at St Ives), how traditional
materials such as marble are cleaned as well as not so traditional
materials such as congealed tapioca (Matthew Barney's 1992
Ottoshaft). The site also offers insights into conservators' work
within a gallery, notably the recent Gilbert and George exhibition
at Tate Modern, which involved condition checking 4,200 separate
pieces of paper.

Timothy Green
Painting Conservation
Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
UK
+44 207 887 8064


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