The conservation of paintings

Friday 26 October, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Rob Chalk and Larry Keith

Admission free

Tickets are strictly limited – please email for tickets and meeting information. Tickets are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The prime responsibility of the National Gallery is the care of our paintings for future generations and the conservation of the paintings is one of our most important, yet least understood, functions.

Take this opportunity to go behind the scenes and find out more about the principles and practice of cleaning and caring for the nation's paintings with a visit to our Conservation Studios led by Head of Conservation, Larry Keith.

This talk in spoken English will be BSL-interpreted by Rob Chalk.

British Sign Language interpretation

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by Deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.