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A hidden Vermeer – within a Vermeer – uncovered

Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, one of Vermeer’s best-known and loved paintings, is getting a facelift and once it’s complete there will be an old addition new to everyone today. After 250 years in hiding, a nude cupid figure is being revealed thanks to painstakingly tedious restorative work. The figure was covered […]

The V&A’s Cast Courts’ face lift will soon be finished

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s cast collection saw its inauguration in 1873. In past few decades, though, the casts that filled Gallery 46A and 46B were looking a bit worse for wear. Due to building constructions at the museum and other galleries and exhibitions consuming most of museum staff’s attention, the casts were accumulating extra […]