16th Century Wood Panel Restoration Video

June 25, 2009


There is an interesting video clip over at the Art Babble site showing the restoration efforts on a 16th century painting by Sebastiano Mainardi. Click on the image above to go there and view it.

What in particular caught my attention was how they replaced the heavy older bracing with a more effeciently designed wood strainer. Fascinating.

Old bracing removed

Old bracing removed

New strainer added

New strainer added

Video credits: Danny Beyer – The Nugget Factory, the Indianapolis Museum of Art



  1. I specialize in preventative structural wood panel conservation and I would appreciate it if you were to review my site and conservation work.

    Thank you for your time and any comments you may have.


    Taylor Sokol

    PS Monica Greisbahc whompreformed the wood panel conservatino on the Mainardi practiced with Roberto Buda and I in Florence, Italy.

  2. Your work looks fascinating and challenging, Taylor. Thank you for sharing.

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