Take an inside look at how our skillful team responded to challenges after severe flooding in Iowa. In addition, we provide insight about digital reproduction and the advantages it provides when conserving the most fragile artifacts.
In the following articles we have provided readers with a brief narrative regarding some of our conservation methods. Explore how a low pressure suction table can help eliminate deformations and cracks in paintings, and learn more about the minimally invasive approaches used for a rare Persian Quran. All of these and more assist in restoration and create additional stability overall.
Collectors of paper artifacts observe various issues due to the environmental changes to which the medium frequently responds. In this article, our Chief Conservator of Works of Art on Paper David Chandler informs readers more about the conservation of paper artifacts and proper hinging materials and techniques.
Once The Center completes conservation of an artifact, we take precautionary measures to ensure successful transfer back to the owner. As a collector, pursue these resourceful guidelines in the following articles to ensure safe transit and storage for your collectables and learn more about of proper framing techniques.
The finest quality of archival materials is absolutely necessary when preparing items for long-term storage. In this newsletter, learn more about how to create a secure storage, the three step procedure our conservators used in restoring an outdoor fresco, the favorable treatment used to conserve a Picasso and the stabilization process when working with a puzzling three-dimensional object.