Art Conservation in Grove


Removing Varnish from a Painting


Under the guidance of conservator Jean-François de Lapérouse, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in partnership with The Institute of Conservation (ICON), Grove Art has undertaken a project to expand our content on Art Conservation. In addition to updating articles to reflect the current ethos and concerns of the conservation community, Grove will revise and expand our coverage on risk evaluation and treatment for a variety of materials and specialisms, adding new and exclusive illustrations. An intensive rewriting of our article on Technical Examination will reflect advances in science and methodology. A reorganization of conservation content will make these topics more visible and easily searchable. Together, these resources will provide a ready syllabus of updated materials for students and other readers interested in the examination and treatment of cultural heritage. New and updated articles include Preventative Techniques in Conservation, Architectural Conservation, Conservation Training and Institutes, and materials conservation articles on Brick, Plastics, Textiles, and Wallpaper.

Contributing authors:
Barbara Appelbaum
Jonathan Ashley-Smith
Lara Artemis
Lucy Branch
Elena Charola
Steve Clare
Susan Clark
Clare Finn
Yvette Fletcher
Jane Henderson
Catherine Harding
Claire Illouz
Sheila Landi
Katy Lithgow
Ksynia Marko
Jeffrey Martin
Rika McNally
Tanya Millard
Yvonne Shashoua
Sabina Van de Bruck