When one looks at a work of art, one sees the history of the object itself. The effects of time, environment, past repairs, and restorations become part of the work’s current appearance. In some cases, an artwork may require conservation treatment to repair, reverse or stabilize its condition.
In 2009, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, La Salle University Art Museum conducted a conservation survey of the paintings, drawings, and watercolors in its collection. In 2010, with support from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Art Museum conducted a conservation survey of its collection of Indian Miniatures. This online exhibition features highlights from these surveys with the goal of encouraging public interest in and support for conservation initiatives.
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