Salvaged: Restoring the Sirens and Ulysses

The Sirens and Ulysses (detail) by William Etty, 1837
  • Saturday 18 March 2006 - Tuesday 31 March 2009
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • FREE
See the results of the Gallery’s most ambitious conservation project ever.

William Etty's masterpiece The Sirens and Ulysses is back on display for the first time in a hundred years.  Measuring almost 3m by 4.5m, it is one of the largest pictures in the gallery and it has not been on public display since the late 1880s because of its poor state of repair.

The conservation team at Manchester Art Gallery began work to rescue the painting in 2002 and the Salvaged project went public in March 2006 when an open conservation studio was set up in the galleries.

Visit our microsite Salvaged: Restoring the Sirens and Ulysses to find out more about this exciting restoration project. 


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