Research

Over the years, the conservation department at the Kimbell has examined, cleaned, and researched many new acquisitions and paintings in the Museum's permanent collection, frequently revealing crucial evidence for resolving issues of dating, iconography, and authenticity. Respect for an artist's orginal intent remains the principle guiding conservation practices, and research into artists' materials and techniques informs treatments, with the aim of keeping intervention to a minimum. Click on an artist's name in the left-hand navigation to learn more about specific examples of conservation research at the Kimbell.