Conservator Tony Konrad Restores Painting

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Conservator Tony Konrad uses a surgeon's style microscope with camera attached to chip away old layers of paint and restore a 1679 painting taken from the side of a harpsichord at the Conservation Analytical Laboratory at National Museum of History and Technology, now known as National Museum of American History.


  • Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL)
  • Museum Conservation Institute
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


  • Also known as 76-7177-8A.
  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," July 1976.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: July 1976, Image No. 76-7177-08A

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1976
  • June 8, 1976

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  • No Copyright - United States


  • Restoration
  • Microscope and microscopy
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Ecology
  • Konrad, Tony
  • Conservation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [76-7177-08A]

Physical description

10 x 8;

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