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Apr 22, 2014
29 January 2014 (Day Six) In the morning, we meet our guide for the next few days, Nancy Benitez , the former director of the City’s Conservation department and an active voice in preservation in the city.  We tour historic center of Trinidad, Cuba’s second UNESCO World Heritage site and a bastion of Caribbean vernacular […]
Apr 20, 2014
In his discussion of insider art vocabulary (“Do You Speak Art?”, The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2014), Daniel Grant highlights the difficulties that art buyers have understanding the meaning of the terminology used to describe contemporary print, photograph and sculpture production techniques. Perhaps before spending their money, mystified buyers should consult with conservators who […]
Apr 20, 2014
According to an article by Kyle Macmillan in the April 18, 2014 issue of The Wall Street Journal (“An Impressionist is Unmasked”), in October 2013 Faye Wrubel, a paintings conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago began a routine cleaning of Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street: Rainy Day”. Her discovery through testing and research that underneath […]