Dianne Modestini: Exhuming History With Every Brushstroke

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Dianne Modestini serves as a Paintings Conservator for the NYU Institute of Fine Arts. She famously restored a work of Leonardo DaVinci, "Salvator Mundi," which would go on to sell at auction for $450 Million dollars, becoming the most expensive painting ever sold.

Modestini stopped in our area to visit the Samek Art Muesum at Bucknell University, where she completed conservation treatments on the Kress Collection and presented a lecture. We were given the opportunity to observe her work, and ask her a few questions.

Discover the craft, work ethic and philosophy that drives Dianne Modestini.

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