2017 marks 40 years of CCAHA. Every Friday, we'll share the articles, photos, and recollections that tell the story of how CCAHA became a world-renowned leader in conservation science.
Unseen enemies lie in ambush for The InterNorth Art Foundation’s priceless works of art. Sunlight and pollution steal bright colors. Heat and cold pull at aging surfaces while moisture hopes to make them warp and buckle.
So begins this 1982 article about CCAHA’s work on the InterNorth Art Foundation’s collections, which were on permanent loan to the Joslyn Museum of Art in Omaha, Nebraska. CCAHA was treating watercolors by Karl Bodmer. The article features a thorough explanation of the treatment of common issues like wrinkles, tears, light damage, and dirt. It also features a photo of then CCAHA staff member Debbie Hess Norris, now a Board member! She is on the left in the image above.