Dutch, Flemish Paintings Treated for Exhibition
The Museum’s conservation staff have been performing conservation treatement on Dutch and Flemish paintings selected for display as part of the upcoming “Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt” exhibition this fall. These works immediately became top priority after the exhibition was scheduled. Originally treated in 1982, the conservators referred to that survey to guide them toward troublesome areas for each painting. The process of restoration is described in detail with the work on the painting The Dentist by Dutch artist Jan Miensz Molenaer is of particular focus.