Dear Patrons and Friends,
In collaboration with the Canada Chapter, the Histories of Santa Barbara is a crowdfunding restoration project that is still in need of funding. Currently, the four panel paintings have undergone scientific research. At a recent restoration meeting, the scientific committee took close up photographs and printed out large scale images. The committee has been examining these prints. They also took pictures that look like X-rays to reveal the layers beneath the painting. This method allows the restorers to understand the current state of preservation that is beyond the surface. The scientific committee also emphasized that the panels would benefit from a new lattice system on the back, which will provide proper structural support.