From 20th August to 9th September, visitors of the MSK have the unique opportunity to see the reverse of The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, as the central panel’s wooden support will undergo conservation treatment during this time. The painting support was originally constructed using four horizontal oak boards, joined using glue and dowels (wooden pins). During interventions over the past centuries, extra wooden blocks and slats were applied to reinforce the joints on the reverse.

Over a period of three weeks, a specialist panel conservator will now carry out a structural conservation treatment to stabilise the original support and strengthen the joints. During this time, the central panel will remain horizontal even during the weekends, and the painted surface will temporarily not be visible. This occasion therefore provides a unique opportunity to see a side of the Mystic Lamb that is hardly ever visible.

Published on 21.08.18