Example of the Raphael Cartoon
Issues Surrounding Media Files (week #10)
In the Victoria and Albert Museum there is 500 year old Masterpiece by Raphael. That masterpiece is a 5 meter long Biblical cartoon. Cartoon means that it was drawn on paper instead of on canvas. The cartoon was used to make the tapestries that hang in the Sistine Chapel. This cartoon was in smaller pieces to make it easier to make the tapestries. It was put back together so visitors can get the whole affect of the masterpiece. Three D scanning is used to check for any damage to the cartoon. Because it is made of paper it is very fragile, and with the damaged noted in the condition files. The date is set to repair the cartoon and that is when they set to close that part of the museum. With the use of scaffolding makes the repair that more difficult to accomplish. The cartoon is examined every 5 years and cleaned every 30 years.
Documentation is paramount to ensure that the cartoon will continue to survive in the years to come.