Historic New England objects conservator Michaela Neiro supervised the conservation treatment and stabilization of this exhibition’s paintings and frames over a period of two years. The Conservator’s Notebook features explanations and insights that Michaela has drawn from her project notebook, including close-up photographs showing how the work was done.
Here you can see the before (left) and after (right) treatment images of Boit’s St. Servan Harbor.
What does it mean to “treat” a painting? There are many steps that the conservators take as they care for each painting. Click through the images below to learn more about how this painting was conserved.