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

    • 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)

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

    • 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) 

    • 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)

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

    • 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)

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

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

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  • 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.

     

  • Donate to our Annual Appeal

      • Open House 2014

    Your contributions will help us to continue conserving artifacts, educating collections care professionals, and training the next generation of conservators. Click here to donate.

  • CCAHA Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

      • Bryn Mawr College Chinese scroll painting

     CCAHA has received a $349,887 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Treatment FOCUS: Creating a new way to display leaves

      • FOCUS 2014 Nov Dec 1
      • FOCUS Nov Dec 2014 2
      • FOCUS 2014 Nov Dec 3

    William Heinrich Prestele was appointed the first ever staff artist of the Pomological Division of the Department of Agriculture in 1887. The grape leaves he drew posed a unique challenge when they came to the Center for treatment.

Caring for Paper Collections: Basic Care, Handling, & Storage Needs (Naples, FL)

  • February 10, 2015

This workshop will give an introduction to best practices in caring for paper-based artifacts.

Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics (Naples, FL)

  • February 11, 2015

Volunteers, historians, and those with archival responsibilities in addition to other duties may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession; this program offers an introduction to best practices in the field. 

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

  • March 3, 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. 

Housing Solutions for Your Paper Collections (Allentown, PA)

  • March 4, 2015

Topics include materials, use, and benefits of various types of housing, from simple folders and polyester sleeves to oversized rolled storage and framing. 

Housing Solutions for Your Paper Collections (York, PA)

  • March 5, 2015

Topics include materials, use, and benefits of various types of housing, from simple folders and polyester sleeves to oversized rolled storage and framing.