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Rhino Orthotics: Scenes from the Conservation Studios

On Friday the 13th of April, I finished the workday with cheeks sore from smiling so much. We had just uncrated one of the star loans to the Getty Center exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie. As layers of foam pads were cautiously removed from the interior of the crate, a "mummified" figure was revealed...

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A Regal Palette: Designing the Gallery Space for Oudry's Painted Menagerie

When designing the exhibition space for Oudry's Painted Menagerie, curators gave us very specific ideas about what they wanted to achieve. Namely, to replicate the interior of the galleries of the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin, Germany...

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Art and Science in Oudry's Animal Portraits

I keep going back to animals. They're a subject with great potential. Our interactions with them include fear, awe, respect, reverence, food (which can go both ways), transportation, companionship, pest, guide, and subject. Often, I'm just thrilled by their beauty and want to capture that quality...

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