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    • Testing solubility on a Lutheran Archives Center journal

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Friday October 29 2010

Treatment Focus: Conserving the Meade Album, a Civil War vet's life-long project

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    • Jess inpainting Meade Album
    • First page of Civil War Museum's Meade Album
    • Close-up of Jess inpainting Meade Album
    • George Meade, Jr. Photo from Meade Album

The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia's Meade Album holds almost 1,400 carte-de-visite portraits of all the officers who served in the Union Army of the Potomac.

Wednesday October 13 2010

Digitizing the work of a Parsons The New School for Design alumnus

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    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 1
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 2
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 3
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 4
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 5
    • Lyman Martin sketchbook 6

Among its many collections, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives at Parsons The New School for Design holds examples of past student work.  Digitizing the archives' materials makes the work more readily available and serves as a preservation measure.

Thursday October 7 2010

Connecting to Collections shows results in improving collections care

    • Image for C2C A Report to the Nation

IMLS has released Connecting to Collections: A Report to the Nation, showing that the program has provided thousands of museum and library professionals with resources and technical assistance to care for endangered collections.

Wednesday September 29 2010

Preserving a family collection

    • Photo for Lee's blog

Lee Price, CCAHA's Director of Development, recently launched a blog to follow CCAHA's ongoing efforts to preserve his family's collection of photos, artwork, and memorabilia.

Wednesday September 29 2010

Treatment Focus: The adventure of treating an original Sherlock Holmes manuscript

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    • Sherlock Holmes manuscript
    • Sherlock Holmes manuscript first page
    • Arthur Conan Doyle's signature
    • Sherlock Holmes manuscript cover

CCAHA's book section has been working on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original manuscript for The Adventure of the Empty House, a Sherlock Holmes story, which recently arrived from the Rosenbach Museum & Library.

Wednesday September 15 2010

Digitizing a cave explorer's diary

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    • Wind Cave original and facsimile cover shot
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile page 1
    • Wind Cave original and facsimile middle page

One of these books is the original and the other a facsimile...read more to find out which is which!

Wednesday September 8 2010

Environmental Management presentations now available online

    • Kim monitoring environment

Michael Henry, Ricard Kerschner and James Reilly have generously offered to make their Environmental Management presentations available on our website.  Click here for more information and to view them all.

Tuesday August 31 2010

Treatment Focus: Conserving a well-traveled poster

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    • Corine surface cleans Prunier
    • Preparing Prunier for a bath
    • Placing Prunier in the bath
    • Washing Prunier
    • Corine and Jess remove tape from Prunier
    • Corine removes tape from Prunier
    • Removing tape from Prunier
    • Close up of tape removal on Prunier
    • Preparing lining for Prunier
    • Pouring paste onto lining for Prunier
    • Smoothing paste on Prunier lining
    • Lifting Prunier onto lining
    • Prunier on lining table
    • Prunier on lining table 2
    • Flat Prunier on lining table
    • Corine inpainting Prunier 3
    • Prunier before and after treatment images

The private collector who brought the poster to CCAHA first saw it hanging in the Samson Street Oyster House in Philadelphia -- but it originally served as an advertisement for Restaurant Prunier, a renowned Parisian seafood restaurant.

Thursday August 12 2010

"Scenic Route" TV show highlights CCAHA

The episode that features interviews with CCAHA staff and footage of recent treatments will air Monday, August 16, at 8:00 & 11:00 PM, on Ovation TV.

Thursday July 29 2010

Treatment Focus: Discovering Wind Cave

    • Book Conservator Theresa Cho filling losses

CCAHA conservators recently completed treatment on a diary documenting the first systematic explorations of Wind Cave (Hot Springs, South Dakota) in 1891.  Click here to read our July FOCUS on the diary and its author and treatment.