Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s restoration studio worked meticulously on 'Three Marys at the Tomb' for more than six months. You can now watch the whole documentary about this masterpiece’s restoration on ARTtube.
The six-month restoration of 'Three Marys at the Tomb' was preceded by extensive preparatory research and there is now a documentary film about the process. The restorers also explain their discoveries regarding the paint structure and the working methods of Jan van Eyck. This restoration documentary is 26 minutes long.
Besides offering you a peep behind the scenes during the restoration, in the film you can also find out how 'Three Marys at the Tomb' eventually came to belong to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection.
For the video, the exhibition’s co-curator Friso Lammertse travelled to various sites that have played an important part in this painting’s history: Vierhouten, Richmond in London, and Bruges. On his travels he stumbled upon a few surprises.
The restoration documentary, 'The greatest picture in the world stop', can now be seen on ARTtube, the joint online video channel of five museums in the Netherlands and Flanders.