The condition of Tudor portraits
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Project
Conserving a portrait of King Edward VI
The conservation of the 'Phoenix' portrait of Elizabeth I
The conservation treatment of a portrait of Edward VI and the Pope
The methods of technical analysis
Creature Feature: An unexpected discovery
Are new scientific techniques the answer to unlocking the secrets of Tudor portraits?
A technique used to reveal under-drawings and changes in the initial design
An investigation of microscopic pigment samples in order to help with dating
An examination of tree rings which can help to provide the earliest felling dates for the wood used in a panel. The technique can also indicate the geographical origin of the wood
A technique used to identify changes in composition beneath the surface of the paint layers
Microscopic examination and photography
An examination of the construction of paint layers and glazes
A method which helps to reveal old restoration and varnish layers
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Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
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David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.