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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
December At The Conservation Center | Magical Methods, Go Cubs Go, and Vote On Our Staff Art Competition! (Chicago,IL)
Before you check out this month's featured projects, join our Senior
Paper Conservator as he revives a piece with age-related damage in our
latest video! Also, don't miss your chance to vote on our annual staff
art competition. Next, we’ll wind down 2016 with the conservation of a
turn of the nineteenth century time-piece, relish the Cubs’ World Series
victory with a survey of past Cubby-related projects, and rekindle a
great-granddaughter’s love for an heirloom wedding portrait and marriage
certificate weathered by time.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD Recently,
while on a visit to her mother’s house, one of The Center's clients
rediscovered a photograph that she remembered as a constant fixture in
her childhood home. She found the photographic portrait, which had hung
in her family dining room, in a box alongside an old marriage
certificate. Treasuring her memories of the photograph, our client
entrusted The Center with the conservation of the two pieces and the
story behind them. READ MORE
GO, CUBS, GO!
has been an exciting month for the city of Chicago, as Cubs fans have
celebrated the team’s first World Series victory since 1908. Dedicated
fans have waited decades, and families loyal to the team have waited
generations to see the Cubs crowned World Series champions. Through all
of the ups and downs fans have stuck by the team, collecting memorabilia
every step of the way. It comes as no surprise then, that over the
years The Conservation Center has seen a number of Cubs-related works
come through the doors for treatment.READ MORE
TIME FOR A TUNE UP: A WALL CLOCK RECEIVES A NEW FACE
thing that makes The Center unique is our ability and willingness to
work across departments to deliver superior results and develop
collaborative treatments. Recently, a wall clock came to us for
treatment that afforded us such an opportunity. Upon arrival, it was
noted that the frame of the clock was composed of wood, compo, gesso,
metal leaf, brown bole, and toner. The clock's glass was broken, and
there were nails missing from the decorative brass edging around the
Ready to submit an inquiry about an art or heirloom item in need of conservation? Click below to get in touch with us:
About The Conservation Center The
Conservation Center is the largest and most comprehensive private art
conservation laboratory in the country. With over 33 years of
experience, The Center is a leader in the field of art preservation,
evolving new treatments and methods to adapt to the rapidly-changing art
world. We have cared for fine art from some of the country’s most
prestigious private collections, museums, galleries, insurance
companies, and corporations.