Treatment of Dubuffet's "Façades d’Immeubles (Building Façades),"

Over the past year and a half, I have been working part-time in Washington D.C. on two museum contracts.  One at the National Gallery of Art and a shorter contract at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  My work at the National Gallery of Art consists of treating specific paintings, to get them ready for exhibition or travel.  One of my treatments, completed last year, was on Jean Dubuffet's "Façades d’Immeubles (Building Façades)," 1946. 

My treatment is featured on the Gallery's website where I've shared a blog on its condition issues and the use of a hot-suction table:

An image of the painting during treatment, applied to a working strainer.  A working strainer allows the surface to be treated without the impediment of the original wooden stretcher.  Check out the rest of the treatment on the Gallery's blog!