Special Display: Adam and Eve, by Dürer, following their restoration

24 November 2010 – 19 June 2011

Room 49

Sponsored byFundación Iberdrola

Video: Overview of the restoration project of Adam and Eve by Dürer, by Gabriele Finaldi, Deputy Director of Conservation, and Pilar Silva Maroto, Head of the Department of Flemish Painting (1400-1600) and of Spanish Painting (1100-1500)

The Museum shows again the magnificent couple Adam and Eve (1507) of Dürer (1471-1528), after two years of intensive restoration work on their pictorial surfaces and panels. The intervention of the two panels has been undertaken by a team of international experts, coordinated between the Prado and the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, this institution has funded the restoration of the delicate stands of the two paintings, for one of them an ingenious technical solution for stabilization has been necessary. To draw public attention to the complex work done in both panels, the two works will be exhibited exceptionally for four months in a different location than their usual one with a special exhibition display, sponsored by the Fundación Iberdrola, 'protector member' of the Museum’s restoration program signed from the date of presentation of these works after its restoration.

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