The Van Gogh Museum are restoring 'The Bedroom'. They have created a blog to document the entire process of restoring this work. Bedroom secrets blog
The purpose of the restoration, is to allow us to see the work as it was seen by Van Gogh. I have never thought of the process of restoration before. As an artist, it makes me realize that we create many versions within one piece of work. The first is the painting as it appears today. Then time changes the image. The colors change and cracks form, yet we are still the creator of the work.