Eustis Estate

Hinckley conservation

Michaela Neiro working in the Historic New England conservation lab.

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.


Why are paintings lined? Click on the images in the gallery below to learn about this important process in paintings conservation. Zoom into the photographs for a closer look.


Conservation funds provided by Robert Bayard Severy in memory of his mother, Josephine McClintock Bellamy Severy (1914-2001)

Conservation photography by conservator Lisa Mehlin