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.
After an extensive national search, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) today welcomes its new Executive Director, Laura Hortz Stanton.
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.
The Collections Stewardship category of the IMLS Museums for America program supports documentation, preservation, and conservation of tangible and digital collections to sustain and improve public access.