Abstract

This paper is a survey of treatments carried out on items from The Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, The Australian Catholic University Collection and the Queensland Art Gallery over the last two years. It traces the incredible journey many of the works undertook to arrive in Brisbane and briefly looks at the collectors responsible for their acquisition. The attribution, treatment and reframing of a selection of paintings from the 35 works associated with the project are described, with emphasis on interesting aspects of the treatments. Icons from the 14th to 18th centuries, collected by the Abbey Museum in Cyprus in the 1940’s were also treated, and approaches to cleaning are discussed. The project provided two internships for Alyssa Aleksanian and Nicola Hall, whose contributions are acknowledged.

Conference:
Insights & Intuition: 10th Paintings SIG Symposium 2006
Paper author:
Hook, John
Year:
2004