Restoring a Masterwork I: Castiglione's Immaculate Conception with Saints Francis of Assisi and Anthony of Padua - Fall 1999
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October 28, 1999

The inpainting process is almost complete!

October 30, 1999

Inpainting Completed

Conservator David Marquis spends a final Saturday working on the painting in the exhibition gallery.

With the inpainting complete, conservators will then spend a week preparing the painting for reinstallation in the 3rd Floor Galleries.

November 1, 1999

Back to the Lab

The painting is moved to the conservation lab where a final varnish layer will be added to the painting.

November 2, 1999

Finishing Touches

The painting is varnished and moved back to the gallery where the conservators can make final adjustments to the inpainting.

November 9, 1999

Reinstallation: The End

The painting is re-installed in the gallery. The work of the conservators is complete.

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