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Conserving a classic | Together In Art Slow TV

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Switch on for a slow TV experience as senior conservator Simon Ives cleans Arthur Streeton’s The Gloucester Buckets, a brilliant work from 1894 that needs expert treatment before going on display in our Streeton exhibition.

We hope you enjoy this peek into the heart of the conservation process – no before-and-after, no big reveal, but a meditative glimpse into method, patience, and meticulous care.

With thanks to our partners: Art Gallery Society, President’s Council and Macquarie Bank

The conservation of this painting and frame was supported by Peter & Judy Howarth and AGNSW Conservation Benefactors