The second artifact on Eastern State Penitentiary's endangered artifacts list—a book containing about one thousand inmate mug shots from 1904 to 1906—recently came to CCAHA for treatment.
Jacinta Johnson, a graduate student in paper conservation, is spending her summer at CCAHA for an eight-week summer work project. As she finished her fifth week, she answered some questions about what she’s been doing so far.
Most popular in the 1400s, handwritten illuminated manuscripts continued to be commissioned by the wealthy even after mass-produced printed alternatives appeared. Six prime examples from Bucknell University recently received treatment at CCAHA.
Nowhere is photography's changeable nature more apparent than at CCAHA, where our conservators regularly encounter diverse photographic processes. This spring, Art-i-facts examines the art form.
In 1773, Phillis Wheatley became the first black poet in America to publish a collection. An original volume of her Poems on Various Subjects, on loan to the Museum of the American Revolution, is receiving treatment at CCAHA.
Participants in this workshop will learn to properly care for costumes and textiles and to identify issues requiring consultation with a conservator.
This workshop will cover strategies for planning, designing, and installing professional-looking, collections-based displays and exhibitions using low-cost, readily available, preservation quality materials.
One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness,
This two-day conference will explore the guiding principles to collecting and caring for artifacts of key historic importance from the recent past. Participants will attend general sessions in the morning and then have the option to select from concurrent sessions,
This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Participants will gain a holistic view of identifying photographic materials, caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and establishing safe storage environments.