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In this first installment of the Whitney Stories video series, Associate Director for Conservation and Research Carol Mancusi-Ungaro discusses her professional background, the importance of the artist’s voice in contemporary art conservation, and plans for the conservation studio in the new Whitney building, opening in 2015.
When Matthew Skopek began working as a conservator at the Whitney in 2006, Franz Kline’s Mahoning (1956) was installed as part of a permanent collection exhibition at the Museum. Ever since viewing the painting seven years ago, he wanted to restore it.