Decisions, Revisions and Supposition: The Conservation and Technical Examination of Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Trinity Altarpiece’

Speakers: Graeme Barraclough (Courtauld Institute of Art) and Dr Scott Nethersole (Courtauld Institute of Art).

In early 2017, Sandro Botticelli’s Trinity Altarpiece was removed from the walls of the Courtauld Gallery to be restored. The panel work has now been completed, as has much of the cleaning.  Graeme Barraclough and Scott Nethersole will discuss its on-going restoration. They will show the results of the panel work and discuss some of the problems that have been encountered during the cleaning. They will also ask what new questions now need to be answered.

Graeme Barraclough trained as an Easel Painting conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art. After graduation he went on to complete an internship at the Royal Collection and from 1994-2003 he was employed by English Heritage before returning the Courtauld in 2003 as the Gallery painting conservator. Since 2010 he has been the Chief Conservator.

The structural conservation of the painting ‘The Holy Trinity with Saints John the Baptist and Mary Magdalen’ (1491-94) by Sandro Botticelli was supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Organised by Professor Aviva Burnstock (The Courtauld)


6:30pm, 21 Jan 2020

Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross, London