May 16, 2012
The University of Virginia Art Museum is allowing the public to get a behind the scene look into art conservation.
The lectures allows visitors to have a hands on experience with art pieces.
The art is shown in magnified versions to see how the artist put together their work.
"This is our cultural patrimony. This is the physical evidence of the past and its essential in understanding where we come from. If we don't maintain this material.. It wont be around for very long," said Scott Nolley, of the Fine Arts Conservation of VA.
The museum is offering six lectures. The final lecture in the series is in June, and is open for people to registrars. To learn more on how to registrar visit the museum's
The University of Virginia Art Museum hopes to have more session on art conservation in the future.