Unveiled: Restoring the Permanent Collection
Unveiled: Restoring the Permanent Collection is a retrospective exhibition presenting major works restored from 1998 the museum's permanent collection. In addition to exhibiting these restored oil, ink, gouache and paper-based works for the first time, the museum has included images of the restoration process in order to create a dialog between the hidden and real, and kinetic and static elements in the exhibition. By presenting unexpected discoveries, such as unique mountings and materials, signatures and paintings within paintings, and made possible by x-ray, infrared, ultraviolet, compositional analysis, and visible light spectrography, we can further understanding of these artwork and the artists who made them. The exhibition venue is divided into four areas entitled Visible and Invisible, Science and Dialog, Remembering History and Reappearing Art, and also includes a screening area where films related to the museum's restoration work are shared with the public.