Over Cleaned and Too Bright?

This is shaping up to be a major scandal. If prominent authorities cannot agree, who's to say that there is a right or a wrong side to be on?

What little I know of art restoration comes into view here. Many paintings were damaged by previous restoration attempts, mainly due to limitations with technology. This article details how a Van Gogh was altered in the 1970s and given a varnish treatment. That varnish now has to be painstakingly removed, revealing a truer version of the painting underneath.