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Tuesday May 2 2017

Treatment FOCUS: State Library of Pennsylvania's Nuremberg Chronicle

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Published in 1493, the Nuremberg Chronicle is part Biblical paraphrase, part world history.

Wednesday February 22 2017

Treatment FOCUS: The Mennonite Heritage Center's 18th-century Family Records

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Thanks to grant funding, CCAHA recently treated several objects from the Mennonite Heritage Center that contribute to the story of German migration and the establishment of Mennonite communities in North America.

 

Tuesday November 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Signac's Anarchist Drawing

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Artist Paul Signac's chilling 1910 drawing of a dead Algerian soldier recently came to CCAHA for treatment.

Wednesday August 31 2016

Treatment FOCUS: A WWI-Era Poster

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This poster commemorates the actions of Privates William Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts, who were awarded France's Croix de Guerre for their heroics.

Friday July 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Rebinding a Rare Pentateuch

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    • May June 2016 Pentateuch FOCUS 2
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When the Rosenbach Museum & Library brought a rare 15th-century manuscript to CCAHA for a new binding, CCAHA Book Conservator Richard Homer worked to design a cover that may approximate the volume's original appearance. 

Friday April 29 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Four Large Knoll Posters

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In 1972, the Louvre installed a show commemorating the 25th anniversary the Knoll design firm. Over 40 years later, Knoll, Inc. brought four of the large posters that advertised the exhibition to CCAHA for treatment.

Tuesday March 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Amos Ashanti Johnson Pastels

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When two large pastels from the University of Delaware Museums came to CCAHA, conservators had to balance improving their aesthetic appearance and overall stability while minimizing risk.

Tuesday December 29 2015

Treatment FOCUS: A Signed Freud Photograph

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    • November-December 2015 FOCUS Freud Photograph 1
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We recently treated a signed copy of the most famous portrait of Sigmund Freud. 

Thursday August 27 2015

Treatment FOCUS: Feliks Topolski's Wartime Sketches

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Feliks Topolski is remembered as a talented draughtsman, muralist, and chronicler. From 1940-1945, he served as Official War Artist for Great Britain. Some sketches from that time recently came to CCAHA for treatment.

Tuesday June 30 2015

Treatment FOCUS: Mounting Ilya Kabakov's The Short Man

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Ilya Kabakov's The Short Man is a set of eight folding screens of varying sizes that presented a unique challenge to the Conservation Assistant assigned to build them an exhibition mount. 

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