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    • Applying a mend to American Ornithology 2
    • Applying a mend to the edge of a page of Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology (State Library of Pennsylvania) 

    • ID of Prints workshop 2013
    • Learning to identify prints at a CCAHA training program

    • Disaster recovery exercise at a Save Pennsylvania's Past workshop
    • A disaster recovery exercise at a CCAHA training program 

    • Bryn Mawr College Chinese scroll painting
    • CCAHA Mellon Fellow Gwenanne Edwards removing flyspecks from a Chinese scroll painting (Bryn Mawr College)

    • Consolidating the surface of a globe belonging to Albert Einstein (Institute for Advanced Study)
    • Consolidating the surface of a globe belonging to Albert Einstein (Institute for Advanced Study)

    • Filling a loss in the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776
    • Filling a loss in the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 (Pennsylvania State Archives)

    • Testing solubility on a Lutheran Archives Center journal
    • Testing solubility on a journal page (Lutheran Archives Center)

    • Surface cleaning an O'Sullivan photograph from the US Army Corps of Engineers
    • Surface cleaning a Timothy O'Sullivan photograph (US Army Corps of Engineers)

    • Reducing fixative on a painting from Lawrence's Hiroshima series (PAFA 12.121)
    • Paper Conservator Samantha Sheesley using solvent to reduce fixative on a painting from Jacob Lawrence's Hiroshima series (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)

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  • CCAHA seeks chief executive officer

      • Conservator Jessica Keister inpainting a crayon enlargement (11.104)
      • Filling a loss on last page of PA Constitution of 1776 12.397
      • Washing a map from the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    CCAHA is currently seeking a chief executive officer to lead it and provide for its continued growth and success. For more information, visit www.ccaha.org/careers. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

  • CCAHA seeking regional applicants for the 2014-2015 Philadelphia Stewardship Program

      • Philly skyline from Rolf 2

    CCAHA is accepting applications for its Philadelphia Stewardship Program through April 25, 2014. This program is comprised of four grant-funded tracks designed to aid nonprofit institutions in the Philadelphia area in caring for their collections.

  • Ingrid E. Bogel, long-term leader of CCAHA, announces retirement

      • Ingrid Bogel 8.2013

    Ingrid E. Bogel has announced that she will retire from the position of Executive Director at CCAHA in September 2014. During Bogel’s 20 years of leadership, CCAHA more than doubled in size.

  • Treatment FOCUS: Preserving paper lanterns, a Victorian-era tradition

      • 28 West Morris Avenue Mount Tabor
      • 13.253 Preparing to apply mend
      • 13.253
      • 13.253 Inpainting mend

    Among the first to purchase property when Mount Tabor, NJ, opened as a Methodist summer camp meeting ground in 1869 was Benjamin Foster Britten. Now, his great-granddaughter is preserving artifacts evocative of the months she spent there in later years.

  • New resources now available through Save Pennsylvania's Past

      • Fraktur from the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College

    The Consultant & Specialist Database includes information on assistance for collections care activities, while the Collections Advocacy Toolkit guides collecting institutions through the process of mobilizing supporters and getting the attention of public officials.

CCAHA's Philadelphia Stewardship Program 2014

  • April 25, 2014

CCAHA is now accepting applications for Tracks I, II, III, and IV of its Philadelphia Stewardship Program.  These grant-funded tracks are designed to aid nonprofit institutions in caring for their collections.

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, & Response (Part I, Williamsport, PA)

  • April 29, 2014

One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.  This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness,

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, & Response (Part I, Carlisle, PA)

  • April 30, 2014

One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.  This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness,

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

  • May 1, 2014

Through the National Endowment for the Humanities' Preservation Assistance Grants program, small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions can apply for up to $6,000 to improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections.

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions (Philadelphia, PA)

  • May 13, 2014

This workshop will cover all pests (mold, arthropods, and vertebrates), methods of detecting and monitoring pests, how to make your building and storage areas pest-resistant, and which treatments are safe to use with cultural collections.