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Wednesday September 15 2010

Digitizing a cave explorer's diary

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    • Wind Cave original and facsimile cover shot
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile page 1
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile middle page

One of these books is the original and the other a more to find out which is which!

Wednesday September 8 2010

Environmental Management presentations now available online

    • Kim monitoring environment

Michael Henry, Ricard Kerschner and James Reilly have generously offered to make their Environmental Management presentations available on our website.  Click here for more information and to view them all.

Tuesday August 31 2010

Treatment Focus: Conserving a well-traveled poster

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    • Corine surface cleans Prunier
    • Preparing Prunier for a bath
    • Placing Prunier in the bath
    • Washing Prunier
    • Corine and Jess remove tape from Prunier
    • Corine removes tape from Prunier
    • Removing tape from Prunier
    • Close up of tape removal on Prunier
    • Preparing lining for Prunier
    • Pouring paste onto lining for Prunier
    • Smoothing paste on Prunier lining
    • Lifting Prunier onto lining
    • Prunier on lining table
    • Prunier on lining table 2
    • Flat Prunier on lining table
    • Corine inpainting Prunier 3
    • Prunier before and after treatment images

The private collector who brought the poster to CCAHA first saw it hanging in the Samson Street Oyster House in Philadelphia -- but it originally served as an advertisement for Restaurant Prunier, a renowned Parisian seafood restaurant.

Thursday August 12 2010

"Scenic Route" TV show highlights CCAHA

The episode that features interviews with CCAHA staff and footage of recent treatments will air Monday, August 16, at 8:00 & 11:00 PM, on Ovation TV.

Thursday July 29 2010

Treatment Focus: Discovering Wind Cave

    • Book Conservator Theresa Cho filling losses

CCAHA conservators recently completed treatment on a diary documenting the first systematic explorations of Wind Cave (Hot Springs, South Dakota) in 1891.  Click here to read our July FOCUS on the diary and its author and treatment.

Monday July 12 2010

Our latest Art-i-facts issue is now available online!

    • Spring 2010 Art-i-facts Cover

Click here to read about treatment of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School photograph album and about CCAHA's special project to preserve at-risk photographic collections at ten of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Friday April 30 2010

The HBCU Photograph Preservation Project is now complete!

After 30 months of assessing conservation priorities, photograph preservation training, and stabilizing at-risk collectons, this groundbreaking initiative is now complete. 

Read more about the project and find preservation resources here.

Wednesday March 17 2010

You can help Save America's Treasures

The vital Save America’s Treasures grant program is in immediate danger. Click here to learn what all of us who care about America’s heritage can do to help.



Monday March 15 2010

May Day 2010

Take one simple step to preserve your institution's treasures.

Wednesday March 10 2010

CCAHA American Academy in Rome Fellow Announced

    • Minah Song

 Congratulations to CCAHA Paper Conservator Minah Song!