Conservation Secrets and Surprises: Finding a Frederick McCubbin artwork long thought lost

Art, like life, is full of surprises. NGV conservators, as the scientists and carers of the NGV Collection, share behind-the-scenes insights into discoveries revealed in their treatment of artworks, adding to the rich histories of art and design objects.

In this episode, we share the remarkable story of a discovery made during one of Melbourne’s pandemic lockdowns, bringing to light a painting by Australian Impressionist artist Frederick McCubbin’s that was for more than a century thought to be lost.

Speaker
Michael Varcoe-Cocks, Associate Director, Conservation, NGV

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