Restoring Tom Thomson's The Jack Pine

Painted in the winter of 1916-17 and purchased by the National Gallery in 1918, The Jack Pine has once again completed a European tour.

After being part of Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, UK, this work and others then went to Oslo's National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, before travelling to The Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands from June to October of 2012. The exhibition opened at The McMichael Canadian Art Collection on November 3 and closes on January 6, 2013.

Before The Jack Pine left Canada it underwent the most extensive cleaning and restoration in its history. This short, behind the scenes video, takes you through just how that restoration was done.

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