Facelifts & Makeovers
Unfortunately, our exhibition Facelifts & Make-overs came to an early end, due to Covid-19. Have you missed it? Visit the entire exhibition online.
Upstairs in the Mauritshuis attic is the conservation studio. This is the domain of our conservators Carol Pottasch, Sabrina Meloni and Abbie Vandivere. Together with a team of interns and external specialists, they ensure that the centuries-old paintings in the Mauritshuis are kept in good condition. They also do much more, such as researching the materials and techniques used by painters.
Facelifts & Makeovers offers a glimpse into the world of our conservators. How do they work? What secrets lie concealed within the layers of paint? How do they know what the original condition of a painting was like? And which dilemmas do they face? Welcome to the hidden world of conservation.