Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Conservators prepare Dali's 'Christ of St. John of the Cross' to go on loan

Sophie Kostin Glasgow Museums unfits Dalis Christ of St John of the Cross in preparation for loan. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.
GLASGOW.- One of Scotland’s favourite paintings, Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí, which usually hangs in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, has come off display and is now being prepared to go on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts in London. It will return to Kelvingrove Museum in the summer of 2018. The painting will be one of the star attractions of an exhibition titled Dalí/Duchamp, opening on 7 October 2017. Sophie Kostin, Frames Conservator at Glasgow Museums, delicately unframed the iconic painting at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre before Suzanne Ross, Painting Conservator at Glasgow Museums, inspected the work in preparation for it being packed and transported to the Royal Academy. [More]