Resources

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
In 1992, the Kimbell Art Museum partnered with the neighboring Amon Carter Museum of American Art to initiate a joint paintings conservation department based in the Kimbell conservation studio that continues to the present day.

Closer to Van Eyck
This site provides in-depth conservation information on one of Jan van Eyck's most famous works, The Ghent Altarpiece.

Fernando Gallego and His Workshop exhibition at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
In 2008, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University organized an in-depth exhibition on 26 panels of the 15th-century retablo (altarpiece) of the Cathedral of the Ciudad Rodrigo by the Hispano-Flemish artist Fernando Gallego and his workshop. Under the direction of Kimbell conservator Claire Barry, the panels underwent various technical examinations, including X-radiography and infrared reflectography, which revealed beautiful underdrawings that had remained hidden for more than five centuries and provided invaluable insight into 15th-century Castilian workshop practices.

CAMEO: Conservation & Art Material Encyclopedia Online
CAMEO is a searchable information center developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.

AIC: The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals. Its members include conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, and other conservation enthusiasts in over 20 countries around the world.

IIC: International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
IIC is an independent international organisation supported by individual and institutional members. It serves as a forum among professionals with responsibility for the preservation of cultural heritage. It advances knowledge, practice, and standards for the conservation of historic and artistic works through its publications and conferences. It promotes professional excellence and public awareness through its awards and scholarships.

Cranach Magnified
Cranach Magnified allows you to investigate the refined painting technique of Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his workshop by comparing zoomable macroscopic details from different paintings side by side.

WAAC: Western Association for Art Conservation
WAAC is a nonprofit membership organization for professional conservators. WAAC was founded in 1975 to bring together conservators practicing in the western United States to exchange ideas, information, and news.

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection
Donated to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in the 1950s, the Samuel H. Kress Collection consists of over 60 European paintings and sculptures, including the panels of the retablo (altarpiece) of the Cathedral of the Ciudad Rodrigo by 15th-century Castilian painter Fernando Gallego and his workshop, perhaps the finest example of Late Gothic Spanish painting in a U.S. collection today. In 2006, the Kimbell's director of conservation, Claire Barry, examined 26 panels from the Ciudad Rodrigo altarpiece in the Kimbell conservation studio in an effort to learn more about the workshop practices of Fernando Gallego and about one of the most important Spanish altarpieces of the 15th century.

The Kress Foundation
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the 19th century.

National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties employs diverse methods in the research of Japanese cultural properties and publishes their results. They also conduct international exchanges of research related to conservation and restoration with regard to cultural properties of the world.