Tag Archives: Conservation

St. Michael Update!

In my last post, I mentioned that St. Michael’s gilding would be finished in the next several days. And indeed it was; after nine long months of careful work, all of the remaining gold has been secured. And how it shimmers!The next step is structural conservation. Tiffany, Donna, and I have already removed about a […]

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Progress on the Conservation of St. Mike

For those of you who are not familiar with Scripps’ St. Michael, he is a painted and gilded wooden sculpture. He was carved c. 145o, and was part of the façade decoration for an Italian church. Under the guidance of L.A. conservator Donna Williams, I have been conserving our 560-year-old friend for the past nine […]

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Head of a camel+body of a snake=?

DRAGON! Today, textile conservator Yadin Larochette visited us at the Scripps Gallery. =) She examined a couple pieces of our textile collection, many which had DRAGONS on them. Don’t we all love dragons! Patricia taught us that the dragon is a mixture of different animals, and so I decided to check just how many different […]

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