Thu 25 June, 3pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
Doors open at 3pm when hot drinks and cake will be served. Lecture starts at 3.30pm
In October 2012, Black on Maroon (1958), one of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals series, was vandalised with graffiti ink. The story behind the painting’s subsequent 18-month painstaking conservation project – and the surprises it uncovered about Rothko’s working methods – is a fascinating one. A member of Tate’s Rothko Conservation Project team, Principal Conservation Scientist, Dr Bronwyn Ormsby, takes us through the process, from the research that began on Day 1 to the successful return of Black on Maroon to Tate Modern in May 2014.
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