Conservation

Posts related to the Conservation Department

Tracey deJong
One of the pleasures of re-arranging the oversize collection has been the discovery of drawings given to the APS in the 18th century. One of...
Anne Downey
When interviewing for the position of Assistant Conservator for Archival Materials, Anisha struck me with her quiet, sure-footed demeanor. I thought at the time, “Wow,...
Renée Wolcott
My apologies for the much-delayed fifth installment in the saga of Ben Franklin’s Book of Common Prayer ! In my last post , I discussed...
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....