Ringling Museum Receives Grant for Major Canvas Conservation Treatment

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JUL 19, 2019

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has announced that it has been awarded a grant of $176,800 from the Getty Foundation as part of its Conserving Canvas initiative. This grant is in support of a major conservation treatment of the museum’s monumental oil on canvas painting, Emperor Justinian, by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. An intrinsic part of this project is the training of mid-career painting conservators.

Conserving Canvas is an international grant initiative focused on the conservation of paintings on canvas, aiming to ensure that conservators remain fully prepared to care for important works of art through a combination of training activities and information dissemination. The Getty Foundation offers grant support for museum projects involving conservation treatment residencies and for targeted professional development opportunities for conservators and curators.

The John F. and Herta Cuneo Conservation Laboratory at The Ringling will partner with Artcare Conservation, which will carry out the conservation treatment of Emperor Justinian in its Miami studio. International collaboration involves four postgraduate mid-career painting conservators from the USA, Canada, and Colombia who have been invited to participate as Trainees in various stages of the structural treatment. Two junior painting conservators at The Ringling will also take part as Trainees.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

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