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Earlier this week, we celebrated Director of Conservation Mary Schobert’s retirement with a lovely party at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. As CCAHA's Executive Director Laura Hortz Stanton noted in her remarks, it is rare for someone to devote their entire career to a single organization,...
CCAHA is seeking a Preventive Conservation Fellow. This is a full-time, twelve month fellowship position starting September 1, 2019. The position contributes to the mission of CCAHA through implementation of surveys, educational programs, outreach, and information services to libraries, archives,...
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...
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...