Conservation image Gels Cleaning Research (1998–2003)
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

Former GCI associate scientist and project team member Narayan Khandekar takes a sample from The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis by Jacques-Louis David (from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection) for sampling by pyrolysis-gas chromatography. Sampling of the surfaces of paintings that have been cleaned in the past using the gel systems were analyzed for possible residues as part of Component Three of this project. Photo: Herant Khanjian.