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    • Filling a loss in the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776
    • Filling a loss in the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 (Pennsylvania State Archives)

    • Testing solubility on a Lutheran Archives Center journal
    • Testing solubility on a journal page (Lutheran Archives Center)

    • Surface cleaning an O'Sullivan photograph from the US Army Corps of Engineers
    • Surface cleaning a Timothy O'Sullivan photograph (US Army Corps of Engineers)

    • ID of Prints workshop 2013
    • Learning to identify prints at a CCAHA training program

    • Bryn Mawr College Chinese scroll painting
    • CCAHA Paper Conservator Gwenanne Edwards removing flyspecks from a Chinese scroll painting (Bryn Mawr College)

    • Consolidating the surface of a globe belonging to Albert Einstein (Institute for Advanced Study)
    • Consolidating the surface of a globe belonging to Albert Einstein (Institute for Advanced Study)

    • Applying a mend to American Ornithology 2
    • Applying a mend to the edge of a page of Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology (State Library of Pennsylvania) 

    • Reducing fixative on a painting from Lawrence's Hiroshima series (PAFA 12.121)
    • Paper Conservator Samantha Sheesley using solvent to reduce fixative on a painting from Jacob Lawrence's Hiroshima series (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)

    • Disaster recovery exercise at a Save Pennsylvania's Past workshop
    • A disaster recovery exercise at a CCAHA training program 

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  • Register for our Preserving Your Photographs Workshop!

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    On April 29, we're hosting our first ever on-site CCAHA workshop! Join Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator at CCAHA, to learn how to preserve your print and digital photographs.

  • In the latest issue of Art-i-facts: Looking back and looking forward

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      • Winter 2014/2015 Art-i-facts Gould Image

    The most recent issue of Art-i-facts honors outgoing Executive Director Ingrid Bogel.

  • CCAHA seeking regional applicants for the Philadelphia Stewardship Program

      • Philly skyline from Rolf 2

    CCAHA is accepting applications for its Philadelphia Stewardship Program through April 24, 2015. This program is comprised of five grant-funded tracks designed to aid nonprofit institutions in the Philadelphia area in caring for their collections.

  • CCAHA Hosts Photograph Conservators from Russia's State Hermitage Museum

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    Three conservators from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia are visiting CCAHA for two weeks, from February 23 through March 6, to advance their photograph conservation knowledge and skills.

  • CCAHA Helps the Barnes Foundation Uncover 2 New C├ęzannes

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    Our mission at CCAHA is to preserve our cultural history. Sometimes, we get to make history. We are thrilled to have helped the Barnes Foundation uncover two previously unknown sketches by Cézanne.

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Boalsburg, PA)

  • April 28, 2015

Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of materials, including paintings, wooden furniture, glass/metal/ceramic objects, textiles, paper, photographs, and books. 

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

  • May 5, 2015

Through the National Endowment for the Humanities' Preservation Assistance Grants program, small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions can apply for up to $6,000 to improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections.

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Allentown, PA)

  • May 7, 2015

Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of materials, including paintings, wooden furniture, glass/metal/ceramic objects, textiles, paper, photographs, and books. 

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories (Atlanta, GA)

  • May 19, 2015

This national conference, intended for archivists, librarians, collections managers, and any other collections staff working with oral histories, brings together noted historians and preservation experts to discuss best practices and methods for capturing and sharing oral histories.  

Identification and Preservation of Prints (Bryn Mawr, PA)

  • June 2, 2015

This workshop will provide an overview of the history of printmaking and printmaking techniques.  In hands-on sessions, participants will learn how to identify prints, recognize common condition problems, and properly handle and house print collections.