Preserving the Saints

Through Winter 2012–13

For centuries, the faithful prayed before icons of the divine for protection and preservation. In 2010, two eighteenth-century Russian icons in LUMA's collection called out for conservation. This installation celebrates their return. Accompanying didactic panels recount their treatment and the conservators' interesting discoveries about their creation and long histories.

Image: Holy Trinity with Saints and Angels (detail), Russian, late 18th/early 19th century, tempera on wood panel, Loyola University Museum of Art, Martin D’Arcy Collection 2001-02. Photo by Kuniej Berry Associates, LLC.

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