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Record NG30/1947/38

Archive reference number NG30/1947/38

Photograph: Cleaning and conservation

Date 1947

Controlling the atmospheric humidity within the gallery, as part of the Keystone Feature 'Should an Old Master Be Washed.' Text accompanying photograph reads: "The right atmosphere is essential for the preservation of paintings. This boiler humidifies the atmosphere and is inspected as regular intervals. The apparatus shows the humidity gauge." Copyright: Keystone Press Agency Ltd., 4/7 Red Lion Court, Fleet St., London, EC4. Photographer: Frederick Ramage or George Konig. Neg. R/GK/4558-16.

Pictures in the background:

NG2499 Basaiti 'The Virgin and Child'

NG1331 Fungai 'The Virgin and Child with Cherubim'

NG656 Gossaert 'Man with a Rosary'

Record type Item
Alternative reference numbers NG30/33
Paintings referenced in this record NG659, NG1331, NG2499

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