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Thursday, May 29 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
(Paintings Session) Conserving Spanish Colonial Painitings - Finding the Divine in Conservation

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This paper will present a summary of some of the varying materials employed in the creation of Spanish colonial paintings, including support systems, image media (such as cochineal and shell inlay), and surface coatings (related to European and American paintings from comparable time periods); and will discuss possible overlap of condition issues and treatment options with other painted objects.  The poor state of condition these paintings are often in will be reviewed, and examples of the examination and treatment of specific paintings presented.  Finally, a suggestion of how the treatment of Spanish colonial paintings may apply to the present field of conservation in general will be offered.


Cynthia Lawrence

Paintings Conservator, Lawrence Fine Art Conservation
Cynthia Lawrence has had a private conservation practice serving museums and other cultural institutions, art dealers and galleries, and private and corporate collectors since 1996. She graduated cum laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning two B.A.’s... Read More →

Thursday May 29, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Bayview A-B