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First published in Amsterdam around 1719, Louis Renard's Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes... is notable for being the earliest full color guide to fishes and other sea creatures. According to its title page, the book took nearly thirty years to complete, and when it was done it featured 100 plates...
CCAHA Mellon Conservation Fellow Juliet Baines recently recorded this time-lapse video over the course of three days in our lab. The painting in the video is one of a number of c. 1650-1750 Chinese watercolors that we have treated for the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. The paper...
Our friends at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA, had a scare earlier this month when a pair of Clydesdales—Gunther and Wilhelm—escaped and fell into a nearby icy lake. CCAHA offers emergency planning services for institutions like Quiet Valley so they can be ready when the...
Our latest enewsletter features: Symposium & Reception at the Barnes Foundation; applications open for 2019 Assessment Programs; CCAHA at the 35th Annual SMA Conference; CLIR Digitization Grant now open; updates from the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York Program;...
CCAHA is pleased to announce that, thanks to renewed and expanded grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) , we are able to offer a limited number of subsidized assessments. These assessments, valued at over $5,000 each, will be offered for a significantly discounted cost...
CCAHA is pleased to offer a twelve-month fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, in the conservation of works on paper beginning September 3, 2019. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of paper-based materials, including works of art on paper,...
CCAHA seeks a senior level conservator with specialization in paper, book, or photograph conservation to serve as our Director of Conservation for our laboratory in Philadelphia, PA. The Director of Conservation will manage, maintain, develop and strengthen CCAHA’s conservation services while...
Above: after-treatment view of a copy of The Green Box; Below: before-treatment view of the same copy By 1934, when pioneering conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp assembled The Green Box , he was already well-known for his controversial and sardonic style that, while not formally aligned with any...