Events and News

June  2019:  Manganese Blue

We have been able to acquire for the first time since 1989 a supply of Manganese Blue pigment.  Last January an old friend in our industry revealed to me  that he has been storing many pounds of barium manganate for 30 years, and has been wondering how best to get the pigment into the world.  He recognizes the value of what we are doing, making Manganese Blue available for art conservation.

So recently he agreed to sell half of his supply to us.  This will allow us to keep Manganese Blue available to you in both 15 ml and half pans for at least 10 more years.

We now have Manganese Blue in stock and ready to ship in both of our sizes.

Past Events

January-February  2019  Robert Gamblin’s lecture on Gamblin Conservation Colors

Mestre/Venice Italy,  January 31 at Ca’Forscari Univestiy  10:30 am

Florence Italy,  February 5 at Opificio delle Pietre Dure  9:30 am,  and at SACI   5:00 pm

Palermo Italy, February 11 at University degli Studi 10:00 am

May 30-31, 2017  AIC at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

If you will be attending AIC in Chicago then come and visit with us in out booth, 317, and try out the new Pigmented Wax Resin for fills.  We will also have half pans, half pan sets, and in-painting brushes.  Discount available on orders placed at the meeting.

February 18, 2017         10 am   Brooklyn NY.     Lecture and Demo at Talas

Talas and Robert and Catherine Gamblin will host a morning with Gamblin Conservation Colors. (GCC)  We will explore the Laropal A-81 based colors and Pigmented Wax Resin   (PWR) for fills.

There will be a slide lecture on history of  GCC and the parent company Gamblin Artists Colors and a discussion of the palette of Gamblin that explains all the intended uses of many specific colors.

PWR was developed at Buffalo State Univ. by James Hamm and Christine McIntyre.  There will be a demo of the PWR and an opportunity of all participants to get hands on experience with the material.

Past Newsletters

Gamblin Conservation Newsletter Number Five: Fall 2011 – New Articles, New Size, New Stores
The biggest thrill of being your color maker is when we have the rare opportunity to visit conservation studios and see a significant painting getting some of our color as part of its restoration.

Gamblin Conservation Newsletter Number Four: Summer 2009 – New Colors
Over the last several years we have had requests to add colors to the palette. Here they are, including Dragon’s Blood.

Gamblin Conservation Newsletter Number Three: Winter 2008 Special Offer
A decade ago when I started making my Conservation Colors I relied on museum conservators to recommend them to others. Now, thanks to those recommendations, conservators in a few hundred museums around the world regularly use them.

Gamblin Conservation Colors Newsletter Number Two: Thoughts on Permanent Reds. Fall 2007
Artists and conservators have always been aware that some colors fade. Throughout art history, painters usually take advantage of alternative more lightfast colorants as they became available. However, one less than lightfast pigment continues its hold on the 21st century artistic imagination…

Gamblin Conservation Colors Newsletter – First Issue. Spring 2007
Robert Gamblin has been making artists’ colors since 1980. Over a decade ago, he started personally making a new kind of paint in a revolutionary binder developed by a team of conservation scientists and conservators at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles…

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