The "Triptych of the Life of Christ", belonging to the church of Saint John, the Baptist, in Tomar (Portugal), is dated from the early 16th century and attributed to the workshop of Quentin Metsys. When the current intervention of conservation and restoration started, it featured large retouching, significantly altered, which posed several ethical questions. What to do with these retouchings was the main problem, for which a solution was not evident. They must be assumed as part of the triptych's history and kept, despite the problems? Or should they be removed? All or just some of them? Ultimately, how to respect the authenticity, memory and profession's ethics? This is what we intend to discuss.
|Translated title of the contribution||The theatre of ethics and memory: intervention problems in the "Triptych of Life of Christ", belonging to the church of Saint John, the Baptist, Tomar, attributed to the workshop of Quentin Metsys|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2016|