The preservation, conservation and restoration of paintings is a vital and enduring aspect of the National Gallery’s work. How might this work be re-visioned through another art form, contemporary dance, which by its nature is ephemeral?
What parallels might be drawn between the meanings that can be revealed through the conservation of a painting and the process of restoring and preserving our bodies?
Larry Keith, Head of Conservation, will talk about the problems resulting from Reynolds’s experimental use of different mediums followed by a performance by dance artists from Dancing Museums.
Dancing Museums brings together five European dance organisations and eight internationally renowned museums to explore new ways of interacting with audiences.