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Rembrandt 'The Night Watch' Painting Set For a Live Restoration Stream

An unusual move from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

According to reports, Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn’s 1642 masterpiece The Night Watch is set for an unusual live restoration project.

Noting the importance of the painting, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum wants to continue displaying the piece while it is restored onsite and online. The museum hopes the unique overhaul will offer the public a look at how the 12-feet-high and more than 14-feet-long painting will be fixed and renewed. Last restored in 1975 following a knife attack, the restoration of The Night Watch is expected to take years. The painting is currently held in a specially-designed glass chamber in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour, which is viewed by approximately two million visitors a year.

Ahead of the restoration process, the painting will be displayed on its own beginning February 2019 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. Following the showcase, the masterpiece will be scanned and mapped in preparation for the public overhaul.

Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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