Presented by Stephen Gritt, Director of Conservation and Technical Research, National Gallery of Canada, Toronto.
We are invited into the conservation lab to learn how our experience and interpretation of great masterworks can be altered by changes that occur over time. Often, these changes can lead to fundamental misunderstandings about the object. When conservator and curator work together, they can learn much about an artist’s working methods as well as how and why a work was created. The talk will be illustrated with examples from recent projects and discoveries undertaken by Mr. Gritt at the Gallery.