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Conservation Colors for the 21st Century

TO SERVE PAINTING CONSERVATION WE PROVIDE:

Colors for the conservator in Laropal A-81
Colors for the conservator in Laropal A-81
Pigmented Wax Resin for Fills
Pigmented Wax Resin for Fills
Modern Low Molecular Weight Resins
Modern Low Molecular Weight Resins
Dry Pigments
Dry Pigments

HISTORY

I was invited in 1989 to lecture on contemporary oil colors to conservators at what was then called CAL Smithsonian in Washington D.C. By then I had been making artist's oil colors for 10 years and had founded Gamblin Artists Colors. My time at the symposium introduced me to art conservation professionals from all over North America. I was impressed with their intelligence, their skills, their high level of ethical practice, and their openness to sharing information with their colleagues in the service of our cultural heritage.

My connection to art conservation deepened by working with Rene' de la Rie, who was then at the National Gallery, Washington D.C. to develop Gamvar for the studio artist, and then by joining the research team Rene', Mark Leonard, who was then at the Getty, and Jill Whitten in 1995 to develop a new in-painting color that became Gamblin Conservation Colors.

Since that time I have wanted to be involved with the field of art conservation, to make a significant contribution in my own way. Gamblin Conservation Colors is the answer to that desire. But I am not alone in this effort; Gamblin Conservation Colors exists because of the support of all at Gamblin Artists Colors.

Sincerely,
Robert Gamblin

Robert Gamblin and Rene de la Rie in Amsterdam Nov. 2014
Robert Gamblin and Rene' de la Rie photo by Catherine Kumlin