29 Nov 2020

Oil paintings to shine anew at the Turnbull Library

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 29 November 2020

The Alexander Turnbull Library is turning its eye towards the oil paintings in its care. The Library has a huge collection of oil paintings but because they don't deteriorate in care, and their value has historically been seen as part of the record rather than aesthetic, not much action has been taken to repair them. That's all about to change. A fundraising campaign was launched earlier this week to get the money together to repair and clean the oil paintings in the collection. To let us in to what's in the vault, and talk about how the process works is Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library Chris Szekely.

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