The Conservation of Poedua – part 9

Hello Poedua followers!  Mel and I have taken a break from our treatment of Poedua for a while in order to focus on some other paintings conservation commitments. In the past two months we have been kept busy working on a loan of 23 paintings for the exhibition Painting New Zealand which is currently on display at Tauranga Art Gallery.We have prepared a number of paintings that have been on display in the Te Papa touring exhibition E Tu Ake, which will soon be making its international debut at the Quai Branly in Paris.

Lastly, but by no means least, we have also been very busy working on the upcoming Oceania exhibition which will be opening soon at Te Papa and City Gallery Wellington.  The Tony Fomison painting below is one of the many art works that will be on display in the Oceania exhibition which is on during the Rugby World Cup.

Te Puhi o te tai Haruru, 1984-85, Fomison, Tony (1939–1990), Auckland. Purchased 2003. Te Papa

Te Puhi o te tai Haruru, 1984-85, Fomison, Tony (1939–1990), Auckland. Purchased 2003. Te Papa

If you are missing your fortnightly Poedua updates, here are a couple of other conservation blogs that you may find of interest from some overseas colleagues. The first is written by Hannah Tempest who interned with us last year and is currently undertaking an internship at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. The second is written by conservators at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and follows the conservation of a Nicolas Poussin painting.

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