As videos shot on film get refurbished for the digital age, we’re discovering more and more fascinating artifacts in the original materials.
“Discovery of a Lifetime”: Rare Tudor Paintings From Elizabeth I’s Reign Found Hidden in Medieval Manor
Restorers at Calverley Old Hall in Yorkshire, England are calling the discovery “a time machine to the age of the Reformation.”
Lose Yourself in These Arts & Crafts Reality Shows
From competitive glass blowing to professional LEGO building, stream these creative programs.
A Botched Restoration of a Baroque Painting Should Inspire Collectors Not to Cut Corners
The unfortunate restoration of a Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painting has prompted the conservation community to call for stricter regulation.
A Long-Lost de Kooning Is Being Restored, But Will Always Bear the Scars of Its Theft
Willem de Kooning’s “Woman–Ochre” was missing for over 30 years. Now recovered, it shows signs of mishandling and amateur restoration that are difficult to fix.
The New York Public Library’s Iconic Lions Are Taking a Cat Nap
Patience and Fortitude, the 108-year-old lions that have guarded the Library’s Main Branch since 1911, will be covered for cleanup and repair beginning September 2.
Restoring a 1920s Theater to Revitalize Flint’s Downtown
Closed for almost two decades, the historic Capitol Theatre in Flint, Michigan, is being restored and reopened as a cultural hub.
Saved by Shakespeare’s Father, a Series of Medieval Murals Is Finally Restored
A group of wall paintings in Stratford-upon-Avon’s Guild Chapel should have been destroyed in 1563, but John Shakespeare had them covered in limewash instead, preserving them for centuries.
The Risky Business of Restoring Leonardos
After a previous Leonardo restoration project at the Louvre resulted in multiple staff resignations, the recent cleanup of “Saint John the Baptist” took place under intense scrutiny.
World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter
Established in 859 CE, Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin Library will soon reopen to the public with architectural details for the 21st century.
A Luminous NYPL Reading Room Reopens After a Two-Year Restoration
The central space of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building had been closed for repairs after one of the plaster rosettes on its ceiling plummeted to the ground in May 2014.
Restoring Alexander Pope’s Glinting Grotto to Its Former Glory
Nothing remains of Alexander Pope’s 18th-century villa except its grotto, which has experienced three centuries of quiet decay alongside the River Thames in Twickenham, England.