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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.

Monday October 24 2016

Hiring: Deputy Director

    • Open House 2014

We are seeking an energetic, thoughtful, entrepreneurial, and dynamic individual to fill the newly-created position of Deputy Director.

Tuesday September 13 2016

CCAHA Announces Partnership with LYRASIS

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CCAHA and LYRASIS are partnering to increase access to vital services for their constituents.

Friday September 9 2016

In the latest issue of Art-i-facts: CCAHA the science lab

    • Summer 2016 Art.i.facts Fellows

CCAHA may be described in many ways. It is a cutting-edge conservation facility, a digital imaging lab, and a resource for preservation guidelines, education programming, and grant planning. In this issue of Art-i-facts, we discuss another aspect of CCAHA’s identity: that of conservation laboratory.

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.

Thursday August 25 2016

CCAHA in the News: The Jewish Exponent's "Rosenbach Celebrates Restored 15th-Century Chumash"

The Jewish Exponent, a publication covering the Jewish experience in Philadelphia, recently published an article about our treatment of the Rosenbach Museum & Library's 1482 Bologna Pentateuch. 

Friday July 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Rebinding a Rare Pentateuch

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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.

Thursday March 17 2016

CCAHA Partners with Preservation and Arts Organizations on Performing Arts Emergency Preparedness Initiative

    • 2016 LYRASIS Mellon Partner Organization Logos

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to LYRASIS to facilitate planning with CCAHA and seven other partner organizations to design a program to build capacity and improve emergency preparedness within performing arts organizations.

Tuesday March 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Amos Ashanti Johnson Pastels

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    • January-February 2016 FOCUS UDel Ashanti Johnson Pastels 5
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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.