Kress Paintings Research

Technical examination and materials analysis of paintings carried out in the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation have provided essential information for the conservation treatment and long-term preservation of Old Master works in the Kress collection, and have created a better understanding of material composition, artists’ techniques and workshop practices. This research, carried out in collaboration with other conservators, conservation scientists and art historians, has provided new information about the authorship, function, authenticity and original context to which these paintings belonged.