Tag: art conservation

Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics

Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics Some of the most celebrated frescoes at the ancient Roman site of Pompeii have been given a clean bill of health, thanks to a course of antibiotics. Conservators used amoxicillin, a type of penicillin, to treat strains of bacteria living […]

We are museum conservators working with ancient Egyptian artifacts in full public view, at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Ask us anything! • /r/IAmA

We are museum conservators working with ancient Egyptian artifacts in full public view, at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Ask us anything! • /r/IAmA Hi! Lynn Grant and Molly Gleeson here, conservators at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, or Penn Museum […]

5 top conservation tips for protecting framed pictures

5 top conservation tips for protecting framed pictures

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Buffalo State Art Conservation – A Night of Photo Documentation Awwww, this brings back memories. Photo documentation is sort of a serene, zen experience punctuated by moments of absolute annoyance. (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

Second Identities Hide Beneath Several Masterpieces At The New Harvard Art Museums

Second Identities Hide Beneath Several Masterpieces At The New Harvard Art Museums The Harvard Art Museums’ six-year renovation allowed conservators the rare chance to rethink and rediscover some of the museums’ most important works – and some hidden secrets were discovered.

20 under 40: Emily MacDonald-Korth

20 under 40: Emily MacDonald-Korth

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Ever wonder why Sarah’s computer sticker reads “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH”? Art and Architecture Conservator Richard McCoy joins us to discuss when it’s appropriate to touch art, when it’s not, and why. AND! He gives us an extra credit assignment to go out and find […]

Is Your ‘Priceless’ Painting a Fake? Better Ask a Scientist

Is Your ‘Priceless’ Painting a Fake? Better Ask a Scientist Techniques from physics and chemistry can help scientists and art historians sniff out art forgeries.

Science AMA Series: I’m Tami Lasseter Clare, a Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University. Today I’m at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA, with a team of three graduate and undergraduate students and the Seattle Art Museum’s Objects Conservator, Liz Brown. AMA! • /r/science

Science AMA Series: I’m Tami Lasseter Clare, a Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University. Today I’m at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA, with a team of three graduate and undergraduate students and the Seattle Art Museum’s Objects Conservator, Liz Brown. AMA! • /r/science

The Urban Legend of Scanning Damage

So, I just learned about a Preservation ‘urban legend’ yesterday, while working a preservation “clinic” at a workshop hosted by my library. A man had brought a very brittle and fragile army base newspaper that belonged to his father. It was falling apart, and the […]