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NGV head of conservation Michael VarcoeCocks with the restored

NGV head of conservation Michael VarcoeCocks with the restored

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Michael Varcoe-Cocks, NGV head of Conservation, with the restored work by renowned

Conservation · John Rogers HERBERT Moses bringing down the Tables of the Law (1850s) {cartoon

The NGV hangs its biggest painting. Picture: David Caird

NGV head of conservation Michael Varcoe-Cocks with Frederick McCubbin's The North Wind an

fig. 1 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

fig. 1 John Rogers Herbert

Due to its large size, this removal meant Moses bringing down the Tables of the Law would spend the next seventy years in storage, rolled on the same custom ...

'It is thought to have undergone restoration only once in the late eighteenth century'. Times, London, 24 June 1955.

Iconic 19th Century Australian artwork to be restored

... (left) shows touched-up areas of the painting as dark patches, of interest to conservators; in the centre, the pre-restoration painting as viewed by the ...

As a practical measure, owing to its size, as well as a treat for gallery-goers, Moses was restored in full view of the public from April to July 2015.

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Tiepolo's rich, colouristic effects are also due to his exploitation of colour and tonal contrast. This is perfectly illustrated by the enigmatic standing ...

Australian Synchrotron used to analyse pigments to restore Frederick McCubbin's The North Wind

The restored painting and its new frame were ready for a brief display at the National Gallery in London between June and August 1955.

Seeing into the past: an enquiry into the compositional development of Robert Dowling's Tasmanian Aborigines. Michael Varcoe-Cocks

Particularly complex was the reconstruction of the face and hand of the central female figure. In the previous restorations this figure had been awkwardly ...

Accurate, naturalistic details enable the viewer to engage with the holy scene. The mountains and landscape reflect the sunlight with brilliant colours.

John Herbert

By the time the painting left the St Kilda Road building prior to the recent redevelopment, Buttery's varnish and retouchings had aged.

It also became apparent that any new restoration of the painting would involve some challenging reconstruction.

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Having recently begun conservation work on the National Gallery of Victoria's Kore (Acc.No. 1045A-D4), I would like to share some of the fascinating history ...

No under-drawing was evident with infrared imaging, but there is evidence that Tiepolo painted his figures over simple, painted outlines.

When it arrived at the NGV and was unrolled by Mr A. Fletcher, the restorer in charge of inspecting the work, it was observed that the painting had most ...

Eugene von GUÉRARD Tea Trees near Cape Schanck, Victoria 1865

In 1984 during a three week visit to Australia, New York artist, Keith Haring, undertook a number of public art events. In Melbourne these included painting ...

NGV staff put the 200kg frame back together.

Akio Makigawa 1998

Degas process. Colour reconstruction. Images courtesy of NGV / Australian Synchrotron.

... by Michael Varcoe-Cocks, with equipment funded through a joint Research Infrastructure and Equipment grant made available to a number of institutional ...

Conservation NGV Collection · Peter LELY Sir John Rous, 1st Baronet of Henham Hall 1660

fig 1. Louis Tocqué

... prosperous landscape, perhaps with a farmer taking goods to market,” said Michael Varcoe-Cocks, the head of conservation at the NGV.

What is notable about the palette in this painting is the remarkable juxtaposing of red and green in the shot fabric of the garment worn by the central ...

The giant painting is in the frame for the first time in more than 70 years.

The comparative images below show the cloud as seen before treatment, the x-ray and the painting following conservation treatment.

Amy Mountjoy No thought control

... are constantly ...

... able to be replaced.

The 34 re-establishment of recession within the picture plane was the aim of the restoration of the foreground area.

As is regularly the case, an x-radiograph was the most informative method of analysis. A loss of original paint directly below the cloud (appearing as a ...

fig. 1 Flanders

The 34 re-establishment of recession within the picture plane was the aim of the restoration of the foreground area.

Armour Yoroi Edo period 18th century, Japan Lacquer on metal (maki-e), wood, pigment, silk, cotton, leather, metal (thread) Gift of Mrs Henry Darlot, ...

Symposium The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay

Michael Varcoe-Cocks indicates on an X-ray of Arthur Streeton's Spring where the

In recent years there has been a great deal of research into Bellotto's early Venetian output, particularly by Bozena Anna Kowalczyk and Charles Beddington ...

Miso and the Crossbar Café at NGV Australia

Bernardo Bellotto received the perfect artistic training for an eighteenth-century view (veduta) painter. He literally grew up in the studio of his famous ...

... at the NGV International building. Weight loads were checked and specialised hanging fittings ordered in preparation.

The ...

The National Gallery of Victoria's Virgin and Child, by a follower of Jan van Eyck: a continuing reassessment | NGV

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Kay carrying out disaster training at MONA

The fortunes of the Gallery were transformed after 1905 by the establishment of the Felton Bequest, which saw the collections rapidly grow in both quality ...

Now to fill the empty frame.

Tom Roberts Shearing The Rams

The painting is eased closer to contact.

When first painted the figures were shown seated among rocks along a narrow rivulet (still visible) and standing cautiously back amongst torso-high ...

Cross-sections of paint samples show Tiepolo's paint layers as quite direct applications of colour, usually with no more than two layers.

Another anomalous feature of the Melbourne panel is the side window (fig. 12). Missing from this detail are the internally-hinged wooden shutters that ...

Seeing into the past: an enquiry into the compositional development of Robert Dowling's Tasmanian Aborigines. Michael Varcoe-Cocks

Kristen Phillips making a replica convict jacket

People and Places—December 2016

Jan van Eyck: The Ince Hall Virgin and Child and the Scientific Examination of Early Netherlandish Painting | Hugh Hudson - Academia.edu

The National Gallery of Victoria's Virgin and Child, by a follower of Jan van Eyck: a continuing reassessment | NGV

Tea Trees near Cape Schanck

Port Jackson Painter, Half-length Portrait of Gna-na-gna-na, ca. 1790, gouache (Canberra, National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK144/D).

Steady hands bring the painting and frame together.

The frame stands 4m high and is 6m wide.

The National Gallery of Victoria's Virgin and Child, by a follower of Jan van Eyck: a continuing reassessment | NGV

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Like many of Bellotto's earliest paintings, Grand Canal derives from a Canaletto prototype that would later be reproduced in a famous volume of engravings ...

The National Gallery of Victoria's Virgin and Child, by a follower of Jan van Eyck: a continuing reassessment | NGV

Adam Rozenbachs, John Denton and Michael Varcoe-Cocks

Claude Monet Field of yellow irises at Giverny (Champ d'iris jaunes à Giverny

Some of the many clothes on display at the Dior exhibition at NGV International.

Heather (right) with the Australian Museum Conservation crew around 1988

Impressionists Down Under

Convict wool felt hat – original on left, Kristen's replica right

Sotheby's London staff prepare a Van Gogh for display near a Rothko. Picture: Getty

Adam Worrall: 'There is that massive relief when you open a box and the

Undertaking the final neutralisation poultice

Mexican conservators supervised the packing of exhibits for Frida and Diego at AGNSW.

Mat Trinca and the British Museum's Belinda Crerar with the coffin of Shepenmehyt. Picture:

GEORGE THWAITES & SON, Melbourne (attributed to) (manufacturer) Sewing box (

NSW. International Conservation Services

Exhibitions | Colony: Australia and Colony: Frontier Wars

The fragile tacking margins were then supported with prepared lengths of linen canvas dyed to match the original. On the picture's surface, an aged natural ...

Shearing the Rams

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The boxed areas are shown inset for greater detail, and reveal an approximate 21 × 13 mm2 puncture damage, previously restored by filling and overpainting, ...

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