Have you ever wondered what happens in our conservation studio?

From left: Susan Breen, Emily Jenkins, Tim Green, Rachel Scott and Annette King
From left: Susan Breen working on JE Millais's The North West Passage 1874, Emily Jenkins on Peper Borseller's Portrait of a Lady 17th century, Tim Green on a painting by John Hoyland, Rachel Scott on Arthur Hacker's The Annunciation 1892 and Annette King on Bridget Riley's To a Summer's Day 1980

These photos by Tate Photography’s Lucy Dawkins give a snapshot of some of the team whose job it is to preserve our precious artworks.

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Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! 1963
Peter Borseller's Portrait of a Lady, 17th century
Behind the scenes at the conservation studio
Behind the scenes at the conservation studio
Behind the scenes at the conservation studio
Behind the scenes at the conservation studio
Behind the scenes at the conservation studio
Behind the scenes at the conservation studio