Conservation Fiction

CSI American television programEpisode involving a book conservator replacing original volumes with fakes while conducting an affair with the curator who ends up killing her.Dexter American television program "Angel of Death" Season 6, Episode 5 Oct 30, 2011

A retired American astronaut living in Alaska

A retired American astronaut living in Alaska purchases an antique German timepiece at great expense. The piece arrives accompanied by a German craftsman / restorer who assembles the components and starts the mechanism. The new owner is upset that it does not keep perfect time and tries to get the craftsman to "fix it". The craftsman packs up the clock saying that anyone who demands accuracy from a centuries old work of art does not deserve to own it.

Aronson Art Conservation in downtown Los Angeles is robbed of a.

Aronson Art Conservation in downtown Los Angeles is robbed of a

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Sleepy Hollow Historical Society, a paintings restorer working on a painting finds

"Provenance" Aired: Oct 6. 2006

In this episode about Pissarro with tainted provenance, a paintings conservator working alone at a small museum does authentication, cleaning, and exhibition catalog preparation. The story deals with theft, Nazi looting, forgery, and authentication. Using a catalog image, mathematician Charlie Eppes analyzes the painting surface, specifically craquelure and brush stroke morphology, the latter using the curvelet transform.

Taggat British television programGruff Scottish sleuth who meets the restorer from the Glasgow Art Gallery and his wife who are buying his house.

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