As a member of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC), Founder Kamila M. Korbela participated in the organization’s 45th annual meeting in Chicago and was part of the Advancing Leadership in Conservation working group. Check out her blog post about the opening session on AIC’s website.
Some paintings undergo remarkable transformations during the restoration process. The recent treatment of a painting by Anton Raphael Mengs, performed by Founder Kamila M. Korbela, was kindly acknowledged in a post on LACMA’s blog. The painting can now be enjoyed in LACMA’s European galleries.
Founder Kamila M. Korbela examined and restored a panel painting by the German-Dutch flower and still-life painter Abraham Mignon (1640-1679) at the Conservation Department of the National Gallery of Denmark during preparations for the exhibition Flowers and World Views. The artistic quality of Mignon’s meticulously detailed works had disappeared under thick layers of yellowed varnish and discoloured overpaint. This project was an opportunity to remove the old restorations in order to reveal the virtuosity of Mignon’s works.
This film offers insight into a conservator’s working process. See how Founder Kamila M. Korbela analysed and restored a panel painting by the German-Dutch flower and still-life painter Abraham Mignon (1640-1679) at the Conservation Department of the National Gallery of Denmark, and how hidden stories are unveiled.
Producer: Mathilde Schytz Marvit
Director/camera/editing/sound/light: Alexandra Kristjansen
Music: Frederik Strunk
Grafic: Louise Springborg
Content: Kamila Marta Korbela