On November 16th, the Harvard Art Museums opened once again. With a combined collection of over 250,000 objects—the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum— represent one of the largest art museum collections in the United States, and it has been a long hiatus for the viewing public... More
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In the early 1960s, Harvard commissioned Mark Rothko to create a series of large-scale paintings for a penthouse dining room in the Holyoke Center, yet while on display in the 60s and 70s, the murals faded. They were subsequently put in storage, and have rarely been seen since. Rothko’s thin, delicate application of paint prevented the use of traditional conservation methods, and prompted Harvard to look into other, non-invasive technologies. In this video, conservation scientist Jens Stenger introduces the digital projection technology used to restore the original vibrant colors of these important paintings. More about the artist.