Tate Liverpool Talk

Tate Liverpool Conservation Talk Reviving Whaam

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! 1963© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. DACS

Join conservator Rachel Barker and conservation scientist Bronwyn Ormsby for an in-depth look at the science and specialist techniques behind repairing works

Join Dr. Bronwyn Ormsby, Principal Conservation Scientist, Rachel Barker, Paintings Conservator and Darren Pih, Curator, for an in-depth conversation exploring the pioneering techniques used to conserve Roy Lichtenstein’s Whaam! 1963, for display in Tate Liverpool.

One of the most popular works within the Tate collection Whaam! 1963, has been on display almost constantly since it was acquired in 1966. Due to this, it is one of the first in its generation to require maintenance. Following months of research and trials by Tate’s conservation and conservation science teams the work has finally been restored using a new gel created by our Nanorestart project collaborators at CSGI Florence, which will take the restoration of modern artworks into the 21st Century. Learn more about the fascinating work carried out on this masterpiece and the revolutionary techniques used by our conservation and conservation science teams.

The NANORESTART project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646063.

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Tate Liverpool

4th floor auditorium. Please enter through events entrance.

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

8 March 2018 at 18.30–19.30