■Research and Restoration■
Since the latter half of the 20th century, optical instruments have been utilized in the research for painting restoration. X-rays, infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, etc., clarify techniques and materials of art works.
Examination of painting
Paintings are examined and photographed daily in the Conservation and Restoration Techniques Division.
・Harvest, ASAI Chu
・Woman(in the Kitchen),
・Farmer Returning in the Late Evening,
Examination of painting, left : condition checking
left below: examination by an infrared vidicon camera right: taking photograph