"The conservator-restorer can barely hope to encounter the real-life equivalent of a scientific control: originally identical (or closely similar) objects where one has undergone repeated restorations while the other has barely been touched. For the lucky practitioner this is an exceptional opportunity to observe, investigate and document the impact past treatments have had on the original materials." (Fife, G.R. and Stabik, B., 2021)
Gwendoline R. Fife and Bascha Stabik discuss firstly, the differences observed during the treatments of three pairs of paintings and secondly, the conclusion they could draw from these case studies. Interested? Read the full article below.
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