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Last month, CCAHA staff were among nearly 200 humanities advocates who gathered in Washington, DC, to make the case on Capitol Hill for federally-funded humanities programs. As our friends at the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) report , advocates from 41 states took a total of 287 meetings asking...
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is seeking an Archives Specialist for our Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York ( DHPSNY ) Program. Under the general guidance of the DHPSNY Program Manager, the DHPSNY Archives Specialist contributes to the mission...
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...