The TATE NANORESTART science team and painting conservator Rachel Barker have started working on Whaam! 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein.

Whaam! is comprised of three different paint types, and this makes cleaning particularly challenging. This challange may be alleviated by the novel cleaning strategies introduced through the NANORESTART project.

In order to perform preliminary cleaning tests, several mockups were prepared by TATE researchers, mimicking the original artist's techniques. Samples are currenlty being artificially aged before proceeding to the next step.

Further information about this part of TATE researchers work is reported in the NANORESTART section of TATE website.

Updates will be soon available there and in the Achievements section of the NANORESTART project.

 

The conservation department of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, partner of NANORESTART, has recently finished the restoration of The Studio (L’Atelier) by Pablo Picasso. The cleaning of the surface of the artwork has been conducted using nanomaterials developed within the NANORESTART project.

Starting from the 8th December, The Studio (L’Atelier) will be back in display at the Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

The Studio will be therefore temporary moved to the Solomon R. Guggenheim of New York for the exhibition "Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim", on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

A gallery of the restored artwork back into Guggenheim Collection in Venice can be found here.

Further information about the restoration can be found here. (Italian only)

 

 

The NANORESTART EU project website has been recently updated and expanded.

From a new section, called Press Release, you can download all the articles and press releases about NANORESTART.

In the new section Achievements, you can learn more about the products to be developed within the project and read about their application on real Case Studies.

The Project section now includes detailed information about NANOFESTART ObjectivesConservation Challanges and Work Packages.

In the redisegned News section you can find the most recent articles for each one of the four news categories on this website: Updates, Dissemination, Events, and Job Opportunities.

Remember that you can also visit the Facebook page of the project and subscribe to the Newsletter to learn about project's updates!

 

The team group of TATE currently working in the framework of NANORESTART, has some updates about its contribution to the project.

They have narrowed down the case study list to three artworks from the collection, each of which will be investigated in detail, replicated in a series of mock-ups used for testing cleaning options, and eventually considered for surface cleaning.

The first case study will focus on two sculptures created in 1967 by Michael Dillon – both titled Op Structure.

Further information about this part of TATE researchers work is reported in the NANORESTART section of TATE website.

Updates will be soon available there and in the Achievements section of the NANORESTART project.

 

NANORESTART project was the subject of an article recenlty published in Sette, the weekly magazine of Corriere della Sera. In the article, an overview about the restoration of Picasso's masterpiece, The Studio, is given. The work is conducted by PGC staff in collaboration with CSGI within the framework of NANORESTART. If you want to know more about this Case Study click here.

To download the pdf of the article, click here. (Please note that it is in italian).

The team group of TATE currently working in the framework of NANORESTART, has some updates about its contribution to the project.

In order to test the novel systems that will be developed during the project, the team had to select some artworks to be included in the project. After a meticulous work, three artworks were selected.

Over the next months, mock-ups mimicking these artworks will be produced and artificially aged in the equivalent of museum conditions.

For further information, take a look at the NANORESTART section in TATE website.

Updates will be soon available there and in the Achievements section of the NANORESTART project.

 

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