Expect the Unexpected: Recent Arrivals at The Conservation Center

On any given day, taking a walk through The Conservation Center’s 25,000 square foot lab and 10,000 square foot storage space is always quite an experience—because you’ll never know what kind of artworks and cultural objects you might encounter. Since our dedicated staff members are all art enthusiasts here at The Center, we love geeking out at the amazing items we work on every day. This spring, we have had the pleasure of either conserving or preserving some unexpected pieces. We’ve compiled a series of visual highlights documenting what makes The Conservation Center such a delightful place to work.

"Gene Tunney: The Enigma of the Ring," hardbound print on paper

"Gene Tunney: The Enigma of the Ring," hardbound print on paper

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 torch

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 torch

Napoleon III Marquetry Inlaid Table

Napoleon III Marquetry Inlaid Table

Chinese "Foo Dog"

Chinese "Foo Dog"

Red Shoes by Mabel Poblet Pujol

Red Shoes by Mabel Poblet Pujol

Poster print titled “Vehigadita Levincha” made by displaced person, Paul Sharon (Szuldenrajn) in 1945. Creation of the artwork sponsored by the Central Jewish Historical Commission.

Poster print titled “Vehigadita Levincha” made by displaced person, Paul Sharon (Szuldenrajn) in 1945. Creation of the artwork sponsored by the Central Jewish Historical Commission.

Gilbert test paper note, 1963 series

Gilbert test paper note, 1963 series

"Parables of the Cross" by Lilias Trotter

"Parables of the Cross" by Lilias Trotter

"Illuminated Manuscript"

"Illuminated Manuscript"

George Washington relief

George Washington relief

Farm Scene With Horses and Donkey, unsigned

Farm Scene With Horses and Donkey, unsigned

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