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Monday, January 30, 2017
The Conservation Center>> Frame and Fortune, Maintaining a Marching Drum, Bringing Two Buddhas Back to Life
JANUARY AT THE CENTER: FRAME AND FORTUNE,
MAINTAINING A MARCHING DRUM, BRINGING TWO BUDDHAS BACK TO LIFE
2017 from The Conservation Center! This month we will share a few of
the projects that we have been working on as we usher in the New Year.
First, we will share the exciting, in-depth story behind one of our
recent custom framing projects featuring new album art from Shepard
Fairey. We will also take a look at the conservation of a Civil War drum
with a storied past. Lastly, we will explore the conservation of a pair
of Buddhist figures as we consider resolutions for the year.
We would like to thank everyone who voted on the winner of our annual staff art competition. Don’t miss the results below!
FRAME AND FORTUNE:
DISPLAYING "LITTLE LIONS" ALBUM ARTWORK
FRAME AND FORTUNE: DISPLAYING "LITTLE LIONS" ALBUM ARTWORK Bill Lear is a staple at The Conservation
Center. Not only have we collaborated on maintaining his extensive
collection, he is also an active member of ourAdvisory Board. Over
the years, we have come to know that there is always an incredible
story with Bill's requests. Past projects have ranged from conserving
the Army discharge papers of his great-great-grandfather from the Union
Army in 1856, to fabricating a display for a Tibetan Yak bell acquired
while trekking to Camp Three on Mt. Everest as a member of Jim
Whitaker's International Peace Climb in 1990.So when he arrived at The Center with two signed Shepard Fairey pieces to be framed, we knew we had to ask. READ MORE
MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM: THE CIVIL WAR DRUM OF JOHN ALEXANDER PARKER
was in September of 1862 when 15-year-old John Alexander Parker
enlisted in the 18th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union
Army. Although the minimum age requirement for enlisting was 18, it
wasn’t unusual for younger boys to join. Often referenced as “The Boys’
War,” the Civil War provided a variety of positions for male youths. For
John Alexander Parker, his role in the war was rooted in song: he was
charged with carrying the Regiment’s drum.READ MORE
REBIRTH OF THE JEWEL (IN THE LOTUS): THE CONSERVATION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES
is the time of year that many of us consider new beginnings and fresh
starts. Many of us resolve to be more conscientious about our diets,
exercise more frequently, and to be more mindful and compassionate in
our interactions with others. It is in this spirit of renewal that we
feature the recent rebirth through conservation of two Buddhist statues.READ MORE
to David Schmitt from our shipping department, who won our annual staff
art competition! Thank you to everyone who voted!
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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.