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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)

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

    • 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)

    • 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)

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

    • 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) 

    • 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

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

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  • Donate to our Annual Appeal

      • Open House 2014

    Your contributions will help us to continue conserving artifacts, educating collections care professionals, and training the next generation of conservators. Click here to donate.

  • CCAHA Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

      • Bryn Mawr College Chinese scroll painting

     CCAHA has received a $349,887 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Treatment FOCUS: Creating a new way to display leaves

      • FOCUS 2014 Nov Dec 1
      • FOCUS Nov Dec 2014 2
      • FOCUS 2014 Nov Dec 3

    William Heinrich Prestele was appointed the first ever staff artist of the Pomological Division of the Department of Agriculture in 1887. The grape leaves he drew posed a unique challenge when they came to the Center for treatment.

  • CCAHA Celebrates the Star Spangled Banner

      • Star Spangled Banner

    In honor of the poem’s 200th anniversary, we at CCAHA are looking back on one of our favorite projects.

  • CCAHA Welcomes New Executive Director Laura Hortz Stanton

      • Laura Hortz Stanton

    After an extensive national search, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) today welcomes its new Executive Director, Laura Hortz Stanton.

Caring for Paper Collections: Basic Care, Handling, & Storage Needs (Naples, FL)

  • February 10, 2015

This workshop will give an introduction to best practices in caring for paper-based artifacts.

Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics (Naples, FL)

  • February 11, 2015

Volunteers, historians, and those with archival responsibilities in addition to other duties may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession; this program offers an introduction to best practices in the field. 

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

  • March 3, 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. 

Housing Solutions for Your Paper Collections (Allentown, PA)

  • March 4, 2015

Topics include materials, use, and benefits of various types of housing, from simple folders and polyester sleeves to oversized rolled storage and framing. 

Housing Solutions for Your Paper Collections (York, PA)

  • March 5, 2015

Topics include materials, use, and benefits of various types of housing, from simple folders and polyester sleeves to oversized rolled storage and framing.