Many layers, many stories: restoring Haiti paintings at Yale

Scholars now know more about the histories of some 19th-century Haitian paintings held in the anthropology collection of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, thanks to the collaborative efforts of colleagues from Yale, the Smithsonian Institution, and Haiti. In August and September 2012, Smithsonian conservation trainees spent four weeks working with the paintings in the Yale Center for British Art's conservation studio. In this video, Mark Aronson, chief conservator at the Yale Center for British Art talks about the project.