In 2014, the Archive-Library began a conservation project to restore the series of mission paintings by Edwin Deakin. Two years later, the 19thcentury paintings have been completed! On the night of September 24th at 6:30 pm in the Bonaventure Hall at Old Mission Santa Barbara, SBMAL will be hosting a lecture given by Frank Goss on Edwin Deakin. A reception and viewing of the newly restored paintings will follow. We hope that you will be able join us for this unveiling!
In the meantime, watch this video that Scott Haskins and the team from Fine Arts Conservation Laboratories put together to learn more about the conservation process!
Thank you again to all of our sponsors! Without their support, this project would not be possible! For more information about the history of the Deakin paintings and how they came to the Archive-Library, you can go to these previous blog posts:
Seating in the Hall is limited so to guarantee a seat RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 682-4713 ext. 152