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Thursday December 18 2014

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.

Monday December 15 2014

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.

Monday November 17 2014

Treatment FOCUS: Creating a new way to display leaves

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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.

Friday October 31 2014

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.

Tuesday September 16 2014

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.

Friday August 8 2014

Stabilizing mug shots from Eastern State Penitentiary

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    • Mug Shot Book from Eastern State Penitentiary (13.340)
    • Close-up of Mug Shot Book from Eastern State Penitentiary (13.340)
    • Pop-up exhibit at Eastern State
    • Eastern State Penitentiary exterior

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.

Friday July 18 2014

A summer at CCAHA: Jacinta Johnson talks about her eight-week work project

    • Jacinta Johnson Summer 2014

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.

Monday June 30 2014

Consolidating the colorful media of illuminated manuscripts

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    • Marianne de Bovis consolidating media on a Persian miniature from Bucknell University
    • Illuminated Manuscripts from Bucknell University (14.135)
    • Adhering a mend to a Persian miniature from Bucknell University

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.

Tuesday June 10 2014

In the latest issue of Art-i-facts: the variable nature of photography

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    • Inpainting 1864 panoramic photograph from Pennsylvania State Archives
    • Manager of Digital Imaging Andy Pinkham at the viewing hood

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.

Tuesday May 27 2014

Repairing an original volume of Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects

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    • Mending Poems on Various Subjects from Museum of Amer Revolution 14.097
    • Close-up Mending Poems on Various Subjects from Museum of Amer Revolution 14.097
    • Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects 14.097

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.

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