Restoration/Revelation - The exterior wings of the Ghent Alterpiece (Caermersklooster)
In 2012 the restorers of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage started treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece by The Van Eyck brothers. No one expected this restoration to turn into a revelation: the real Van Eyck proved to have been hidden underneath overpaint for centuries!
The temporary exhibition restoration/revelation brings the tale of this spectacular intervention. An exploration journey through the old varnishes and overpaint... leading to the original work of Van Eyck.
From Friday, October 14, 2016
To Sunday, November 26, 2017
+32 (0)9 269 29 10
Below you will find an interactive map.Text version