Oil on Canvas: ”Mount Thule, Bylot Island”, Lawren Harris, 91.5 x 112.5 x 7.5 cm, framed, 1930. Public museum collection.
This important Canadian historic painting had ongoing conditions of instability and had been conserved many times over the years to stabilize paint and replace missing image. Our conservators and the custodial museum conservators discussed treatment of this painting. Because the painting is in high demand for access through exhibition, it required a full consolidation and stabilization treatment to withstand future touring. In our lab, this extent of treatment is reserved for a painting in very unstable condition exposed to a high degree of risk for damage or deterioration.