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Damaged "Night Watch" whole again after restoration

Week number: 76-23

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On September 14, 1975 the painting the 'Nachwacht' (Night Watch) by Rembrandt van Rijn  was heavily damaged by a knife. The restoration was led by Luitsen Kuiper, chief restoration of teh Rijksmuseum. The restoration took a little more than eight months. SHOTS: damaged Night Watch; restoration in the Night Watch hall with the sewing of the loose strips of fabric onto the canvas and attaching the double linen; painting that has turned white is cleaned and color is added; restored painting.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1976
Length:
02:30

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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