The restoration of the Issenheim Altarpiece

Musée Unterlinden

Place Unterlinden
68000 COLMAR

+33(0)3 89 20 15 50

Opening time

Wednesday – Monday 9 am–6 pm
Tuesday closed

1st Thursday of the mounth 9 am–8 pm

Closed : 1.1., 1.5., 1.11., 25.12
24 & 31.12 9 am-4 pm

From 19 to 28 October, a new phase in the restoration of the altarpiece was completed. Two restorers of the pictorial layer were on hand to remove the dark, matt layer applied to the sky of the Crucifixion at the beginning of the 20th century, which conceals the wear and tear of the original pictorial layer.

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