On October 28th was the Bronze Door Society annual dinner where museum employees present projects and BDS votes to see who they will fund. This year we had six excellent project proposals, from purchasing new objects, conserving artifacts already in the collection, and photography equipment. This was my first year presenting and I was asking for money to conserve my favorite painting, Kaiser Wilhelm II Among the Pyramids. I won’t go into the history of the ship or painting as you can read about that HERE.
I am thrilled to say that I am one of the three winners of that night and that this amazing painting will finally receive the conservation it deserves! The piece has been in terrible condition as long as it’s been here and because of this we have been unable to display it. A big THANK YOU to the Bronze Door Society for their annual dinner and for providing money for projects like mine! You guys rock!
We are already planning away to get the painting to a local conservator and I will post an update when it comes back.