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Close Examination: credits

The online material has been compiled by:

Curatorial Department
Juliet Chippindale
Antonio Mazzotta
Scott Nethersole
Marjorie E. Wieseman

Scientific Department
Helen Howard
Joseph Padfield
David Peggie
Ashok Roy

Conservation Department
Rachel Billinge
Jill Dunkerton

About the exhibition

The first major exhibition of its kind, Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries celebrates the remarkable collaboration of scientists, conservators and art historians at the National Gallery. It showcases some of the most intriguing stories behind paintings in the Gallery, exploring the ways in which advances in scholarship and technology can reveal the misconceptions of the past.

The exhibition was curated by Marjorie E. Wieseman, Curator of Dutch Paintings at the National Gallery, and Ashok Roy, Director of Scientific Research at the National Gallery.

It is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) [External website]

Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries until 12 September 2010 (Admission free)