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Friday February 2 2018

CCAHA Receives $1 Million from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CCAHA a grant of $1 million. The grant is part of the Foundation’s Comprehensive Financial Health Conservation Cohort Initiative aimed at strengthening the national infrastructure for cultural heritage conservation and preservation.

Friday February 2 2018

CCAHA Executive Director Laura Hortz Stanton Deployed to Puerto Rico

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CCAHA Executive Director Laura Hortz Stanton spent the first week of January in Puerto Rico, meeting with the staff of collecting institutions to help assess their recovery needs after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

Tuesday January 30 2018

CCAHA Accepting Applications for Assessment Programs

CCAHA is seeking applicants for its Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Program and its Preservation Needs Assessment Program. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized assessments and plans (valued at over $5,000) for $350. 

Friday December 29 2017

CCAHA's Latest Enews

Our year-end enewsletter features a reflection on our past 40 years, a link to every edition of FOCUS, and an appeal. 

Read it here.

Thursday December 28 2017

Marilyn Kemp Weidner, 1928-2017

CCAHA’s founder, Marilyn Kemp Weidner, passed away on November 16, 2017. Marilyn’s trailblazing career had an immeasurable impact on the field of conservation. Her contributions were wide-ranging, from prototyping technologies to setting standards of practice and teaching students. Her work helped to professionalize the field of paper conservation, and she was among the first to advocate for holistic collections care and preservation services. She was an active member of both the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC).

At CCAHA, we will always be indebted to Marilyn’s hard work and vision. Her dedication to understanding and serving the needs of the cultural heritage field—through conservation and preservation services, education, and advocacy—shaped CCAHA, forming the cornerstone of the mission we uphold to this day.  

Tuesday December 19 2017

Treatment FOCUS: Housing a Collection of John Marin Pieces

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At CCAHA, we’ve noticed a trend. We’re fielding an increasing number of requests for housing-only projects.

Monday December 11 2017

FOCUS, 2006-Today

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In 2006, the first issue of our one-page newsletter, FOCUS, was written with the intent of keeping CCAHA Board members abreast of interesting treatment projects coming through the lab.

Thursday December 7 2017

Paper Conservator Heather Hendry Teaches Gellan Workshop

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On November 30th, CCAHA Paper Conservator Heather Hendry presented "Gellan in Paper Conservation: A Hands-On Workshop for Conservators" at the Center for Jewish History (CJH) in New York. 

Wednesday November 15 2017

CCAHA's Latest Enews

Our latest enewsletter features:

  • Photos from our recent Open House
  • Recent CCAHA presentations
  • Senior Photograph Conservator Barbara Lemmen's participation in a trip to Cuba
  • CCAHA in the News
  • NEH for All website
  • Updates from the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program

Read it here.

Wednesday October 4 2017

CCAHA's Latest Enews

Our latest enewsletter features: 

  • RSVP link for our annual Open House
  • Recent CCAHA presentations
  • Senior Photograph Conservator Barbara Lemmen's appointment to AIC Fellow
  • Information on CCAHA at upcoming conferences 
  • Updates from the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program
  • Ongoing coverage of CCAHA's 40th anniversary
  • Upcoming CCAHA workshops

Read it here.

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