You may think that, with a name like the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, conservation treatment is all we do. The truth is, most of our conservation work actually starts with a focus on preservation and planning.
CCAHA and the Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico (CENCOR) announce the launch of the Heritage Stewardship Project for Puerto Rico, a major program for the preservation of paper, books and photographic materials on the Islands.
When you think of fine art and artifacts, a criminal “wanted” poster is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But if that poster is one of the few remaining seeking those wanted for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, it becomes a uniquely important artifact.
Eisenberg, an experienced nonprofit manager and development professional, previously served as CCAHA’s acting director since September 2022, and for six years as deputy director, overseeing business development, finance, and operations.
CCAHA Photograph Conservator Zach Long discusses a major project to treat and house the entire daguerreotype holdings of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, an unusually large collection of more than 300 plates.
The Collections Stewardship Succession Planning Initiative is a two-year project to actively address the need for leadership development and knowledge transfer in the cultural heritage workforce.
Senior Paper Conservator Heather Hendry and Associate Paper Conservator Joanna Hurd discuss the history and treatment of one of a set of 16 Japanese watercolors produced for the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, from the collections of the Penn Museum.
One morning last June, employees at Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center arrived at work to find their iconic fusuma murals badly damaged by an intruder. Since the panels were uniquely created for the space, treatment could only be undertaken by specially trained conservators. Enter CCAHA.