[…] Now that conservation has begun, and the reading room is accessible 24/7, I occasionally visit “David and Goliath” (its formal title is “The Triumph of David” and it is listed in the Villanova University Art Collection: A Guide as “The Presentation of David to King Saul After Slaying Goliath”) just to observe the conservators at work and to note the changes in its appearance – nothing dramatic so far! You are welcome to visit the reading room anytime and see for yourself, a rare opportunity to see conservators at work. Or check the live feed video at http://projects.library.villanova.edu/paintingrestoration/live-feed/ […]
[…] the conservators in action, visit the Reading Room in Falvey Hall (aka Old Falvey) or watch the live feed. The conservators are happy to answer questions about their […]
Would it be possible to move the web cam closer to the work area when the conservators are on site?
The web camera is permanently mounted, so it cannot be moved at will. However, we periodically share photographs that show the work of the conservators in detail. Thank you for your interest in the “Triumph of David” conservation process.
Is this work done with vows of silence observed, or has the room been spirited with music along the journey?