Le Nain Photo CARAA ©

Discovery of a painting by Le Nain

29 March 2017

Analytical study of a painting recently attributed to Le Nain

“Christ at Martha and Mary” is a painting discovered in the church of Saint-Didier in 2012 in France and today attributed to Mathieu Le Nain. After an important restoration by J. Szpila Verdavaine, it is now visible in the exhibition of the Louvre-Lens.

CARAA participated in this exciting study with an examination and characterization of the materials and techniques used.

Cross-section observations in light and electronic microscopy as well as elementary and molecular analyzes made it possible to apprehend the understanding of the painting and to compare it with other known works of Le Nain brothers (see the cross-section images in the slideshow on the side).

To learn more about Le Nain exhibit (in  french…)

© CARAA/Musée des Beaux Arts de Rennes/J. Szpila Verdavaine


National Archeology Days

24 January 2017

CARAA will be present at the National Archeology Days in Paris on June 16, 17 & 18th.

We invite you to come and meet us to discuss all issues you are facing.

Details related to this event (exact locations and detailed program will be posted soon).

The web page dedicated to the JNA is already available here.

Actu-conf Photo CARAA ©


05 May 2014
Meeting on “Archaeological Metals”

Brussels (Belgium), Thursday 8 and Friday, May 9, 2014.
CARAA will be present at the conference “The Preservation of Archaeological Metals, from first aid to long-term conservation” in Brussels (Belgium) on Thursday 8 and Friday, May 9, 2014.

Do not hesitate to contact us or submit your issues on that occasion.


actu-gplus Photo CARAA ©

Social Network

04 May 2014
Social Network and Media

Have a look at the last news in Conservation and Restoration on the pages of CARAA in Google +, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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03 May 2014

CARAA participates to the teaching and training of the future Art market actors, experts and conservators at the Écoles de Condé and at the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP).