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

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

    • Disaster recovery exercise at a Save Pennsylvania's Past workshop
    • A disaster recovery exercise 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)

    • 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)

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

    • 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)

    • 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) 

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  • Treatment FOCUS: Creating a new way to display leaves

      • FOCUS 2014 Nov Dec 1
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      • 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.

  • CCAHA Celebrates the Star Spangled Banner

      • Star Spangled Banner

    In honor of the poem’s 200th anniversary, we at CCAHA are looking back on one of our favorite projects.

  • CCAHA Welcomes New Executive Director Laura Hortz Stanton

      • Laura Hortz Stanton

    After an extensive national search, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) today welcomes its new Executive Director, Laura Hortz Stanton.

  • Stabilizing mug shots from Eastern State Penitentiary

      • Mug Shot Book from Eastern State Penitentiary (13.340)
      • Close-up of Mug Shot Book from Eastern State Penitentiary (13.340)
      • Pop-up exhibit at Eastern State
      • Eastern State Penitentiary exterior

    The second artifact on Eastern State Penitentiary's endangered artifacts list—a book containing about one thousand inmate mug shots from 1904 to 1906—recently came to CCAHA for treatment.

  • A summer at CCAHA: Jacinta Johnson talks about her eight-week work project

      • Jacinta Johnson Summer 2014

    Jacinta Johnson, a graduate student in paper conservation, is spending her summer at CCAHA for an eight-week summer work project. As she finished her fifth week, she answered some questions about what she’s been doing so far.

IMLS Museums for America

  • December 1, 2014

The Collections Stewardship category of the IMLS Museums for America program supports documentation, preservation, and conservation of tangible and digital collections to sustain and improve public access.

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. 

Housing Solutions for Your Paper Collections (Erie, PA)

  • March 11, 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 (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • March 12, 2015

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