Paper Conservator Chloe Houseman explains object

CCAHA Partners with the Barnes Foundation for Symposium and Reception

Last week, CCAHA co-hosted a special pair of events in partnership with our friends at the Barnes Foundation. On Thursday evening, April 4, we opened up the Center's lab for a small reception in the format of our annual Open House, with conservation staff on-hand to discuss a range of treatments and facsimile options for works on paper. Nearly 60 guests joined us for refreshments and a tour of eight different stations throughout the Center, each highlighting a different service or treatment offered by CCAHA and its role in mitigating light damage and deterioration.

Andrew Pinkham describes digital imaging at CCAHA

The main event, though, was a daylong symposium on Friday, April 5, at the Barnes Foundation, entitled Exposed: The Exhibition Of Paper-Based Materials. Here, a number of presenters addressed strategies for exhibiting works on paper while balancing light-related preservation concerns, using the Barnes collection as one case study. Thanks again to everyone who joined us both days!

Barbara Buckely speaks at the Exposed symposium

Photos: Paper Conservator Chloe Houseman (top) and Manager of Digital Imaging Andrew Pinkham with guests at our April 4 reception; the Barnes Foundation's Senior Director of Conservation Barbara Buckley (below) speaks at the Exposed symposium on April 5 (courtesy Michael Perez).