Led by Associate Director of Conservation, Michael Varcoe-Cocks, learn more about the exact science involved in preserving delicate and detailed historical masterpieces, as well as large-scale contemporary works. Explore the process of gilding, working with artists, and considerations for the long-term preservation of the Collection.

Following the conclusion of the extraordinary exhibition Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, we explore the process of returning the incredible works. Additionally, we will look at the return of Ron Mueck’s unforgettable installation Mass (2016 – 2017), now on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

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