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Tuesday February 27 2018

Treatment FOCUS: Suffolk County Historical Society's "Pickle Book"

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At CCAHA, we often find that the stories behind the objects we treat are as interesting as the objects themselves. Such was the case with a recent treatment from the Suffolk County Historical Society of Long Island, New York.

Tuesday December 19 2017

Treatment FOCUS: Housing a Collection of John Marin Pieces

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At CCAHA, we’ve noticed a trend. We’re fielding an increasing number of requests for housing-only projects.

Thursday September 7 2017

Treatment FOCUS: A Unique Facsimile

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Ultraviolet (UV) light is harmful. It’s bad for our eyes, bad for our skin, and, unsurprisingly, bad for paper objects. But in certain controlled circumstances, UV light can be used for good, as a recent CCAHA project shows.

Friday June 30 2017

Treatment FOCUS: A Soldier's Memorial Certificate

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We recently used a unique technique to treat an early 20th-century soldier's certificate. 

Tuesday May 2 2017

Treatment FOCUS: State Library of Pennsylvania's Nuremberg Chronicle

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Published in 1493, the Nuremberg Chronicle is part Biblical paraphrase, part world history.

Wednesday February 22 2017

Treatment FOCUS: The Mennonite Heritage Center's 18th-century Family Records

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Thanks to grant funding, CCAHA recently treated several objects from the Mennonite Heritage Center that contribute to the story of German migration and the establishment of Mennonite communities in North America.

 

Tuesday November 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Signac's Anarchist Drawing

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Artist Paul Signac's chilling 1910 drawing of a dead Algerian soldier recently came to CCAHA for treatment.

Wednesday August 31 2016

Treatment FOCUS: A WWI-Era Poster

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This poster commemorates the actions of Privates William Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts, who were awarded France's Croix de Guerre for their heroics.

Friday July 1 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Rebinding a Rare Pentateuch

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When the Rosenbach Museum & Library brought a rare 15th-century manuscript to CCAHA for a new binding, CCAHA Book Conservator Richard Homer worked to design a cover that may approximate the volume's original appearance. 

Friday April 29 2016

Treatment FOCUS: Four Large Knoll Posters

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In 1972, the Louvre installed a show commemorating the 25th anniversary the Knoll design firm. Over 40 years later, Knoll, Inc. brought four of the large posters that advertised the exhibition to CCAHA for treatment.

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