Conservation

Posts related to the Conservation Department

lhuff
by Layla Huff I attend Morgan State University, where I am a rising sophomore, a member of the Honors College, and a history major. I...
Anne Downey
I recently had a visit from one of my favorite photograph conservators—Rachel Wetzel of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Rachel’s been working...
Renée Wolcott
Readers are often surprised to learn that the horizontal bumps on an old book’s spine have a purpose. Those bumps, known as raised bands, are...
Kate Aguirre
For my inaugural blog post as the conservation lab intern, I’m going to explain how we teach paper to swim. You heard me right. Paper,...
Renée Wolcott
After thoroughly documenting Ben Franklin’s 1760 Book of Common Prayer (see posts one and two of this series), I was ready to begin conservation treatment....
Renée Wolcott
In April 2016, Benjamin Franklin descendant Mai Duane Harper and her husband, James A. Harper, presented the APS Library with a lectern-sized edition of the...
Renée Wolcott
As a young man, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote his own epitaph: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an old Book, Its...
Karissa Muratore
Fig. 1: Mending letter. Photo by Anne Downey. Last time we spoke, I was introducing you to a 19th-century letter in need of treatment. Due...