#Get2KnowCaravaggio: Ask an Expert
For the first time, the Cleveland Museum of Art is conserving one of its treasures in front of museum visitors. The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was painted in 1606–7 and is among the most important paintings in the museum’s collection. Audiences are able to witness firsthand the skill, planning, research, and technical analysis that go in to a major conservation project. A sophisticated paintings conservation lab has been constructed in the museum’s focus gallery so that visitors can watch the process unfold. Conservator of Paintings Dean Yoder is in the gallery on weekdays working on the first phase: cleaning the painting by removing deteriorated varnish layers and old retouching.
While in the gallery, you, our visitors, are invited to ask questions about the exhibition, conservation treatment, and the work of art itself. Every week, we will highlight five different questions and answers here on the CMA blog. Here are this week's featured Q&As, courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Ingalls Library.
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