Conserving a classic

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 upcoming 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