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    • 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)

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

    • 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)

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

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

    • 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)

    • 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) 

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

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

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  • CCAHA Hosts Photograph Conservators from Russia's State Hermitage Museum

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    Three conservators from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia are visiting CCAHA for two weeks, from February 23 through March 6, to advance their photograph conservation knowledge and skills.

  • CCAHA Helps the Barnes Foundation Uncover 2 New Cézannes

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    Our mission at CCAHA is to preserve our cultural history. Sometimes, we get to make history. We are thrilled to have helped the Barnes Foundation uncover two previously unknown sketches by Cézanne.

  • Treatment FOCUS: Sharing a rare edition of Emma

      • Tamara's Hand and Emma for January-February 2015 FOCUS
      • Widescreen Tamara with Emma and Camera for January-February FOCUS 2015

    CCAHA is working to digitize a rare, early edition of Jane Austen's Emma to ensure that it can be shared with anyone with an internet connection.

  • CCAHA Seeks Fellow in Paper Conservation

      • Marianne de Bovis consolidating media on a Persian miniature from Bucknell University

    The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts is pleased to offer a twelve-month fellowship in the conservation of works on paper beginning September 1, 2015.

  • CCAHA Accepting Applications for Assessment Programs

      • PSO Needs Risk Emergency Assessments

    CCAHA is seeking applicants for its Emergency Preparedness and Response Program and its Preservation Needs Assessment Program. CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized assessments and plans (valued at over $5,000) for $350.

     

CCAHA's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program

  • March 6, 2015

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

CCAHA's Preservation Needs Assessment Program

  • March 6, 2015

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

Housekeeping for Historic Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

  • March 17, 2015

This workshop will introduce participants to the agents of deterioration that threaten collections daily and over time, establish priorities for cleaning and safe handling, and discuss approved supplies and good practices, so that housekeeping is not a chore, but a

There’s a Fungus Among Us! Fighting Mold in Library and Archive Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

  • April 21, 2015

This workshop will  explain the environmental factors that allow mold to grow. It will also discuss how to identify mold, how to protect people from health hazards associated with mold, and how to stop mold from spreading within a collection.

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Boalsburg, PA)

  • April 28, 2015

Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of materials, including paintings, wooden furniture, glass/metal/ceramic objects, textiles, paper, photographs, and books.