A series of online Conserving Canvas presentations took place during the fall/winter of 2020 and the spring of 2021. I acted in the capacity of a specialist advisor and lecturer for the Chilean chapter of the Getty initiative:
December 3 – Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende
Located in Santiago, Chile, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) holds one of the most important modern and contemporary art collections in Latin America. A Getty grant is supporting training and treatment related to Frank Stella’s Isfahan III(1968) —a large, irregularly shaped painting (from the artist’s “Protractor Series”) donated by Stella to the museum in 1972. During Chile’s military coup d’état in 1973, the painting was hidden, its complex stretcher disassembled and the canvas folded several times over. It was eventually returned to a replacement stretcher, which has now warped and is unable to provide the proper tension needed for such an intricately shaped canvas.
The presentation can be accessed here: