Art-i-facts is a publication of news, ideas, and information from CCAHA.
Making the Moment Last: Preserving Vulnerable Ephemera: Four projects recently completed at CCAHA reveal some of the ways that fragile, inexpensively produced paper products known as ephemera preserve our past.
At the Forefront of Saving America's Treasures: For 12 years, the Save America's Treasures program provided funding to rescue the most endangered of our country's nationally significant structures and collections—and CCAHA was privileged to work on more than 30 of these extraordinary projects.
Challenges & Strategies in Preserving Ephemera: Most ephemera were created for only a single use or particular event—not for continuing existence—but following some basic preventive conservation guidelines can help preserve them for future generations.
High Watermarks: Books and websites we think will be of interest to collections managers, conservators, and collectors
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FOCUS is CCAHA's bimonthly newsletter, which highlights a current treatment and the history behind the artifact.
Pennsylvania's first constitution, written by Benjamin Franklin (among others) in 1776, has been described as the most democratic in America. It recently traveled from the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg to CCAHA for conservation treatment. Read more here.