MEMBERS' LECTURE: RESTORING A ROTHKO MASTERPIECE

Thu 25 June, 3pm

Ashmolean Lecture Theatre

Doors open at 3pm when hot drinks and cake will be served. Lecture starts at 3.30pm

TICKETS: £20

MEMBERS ONLY

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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