Object conservation Category

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Several weeks ago, Steve Stenstrom offered to give us a quick workshop on metal cleaning and preservation techniques. Our best guess is that we have a […]

    Metal Cleaning Party

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Several weeks ago, Steve Stenstrom offered to give us a quick workshop on metal cleaning and preservation techniques. Our best guess is that we have a […]

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  • Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Walter Cybulski, Preservation Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, and I led a two-day e-forum lsitserv discussion on disaster planning and response. We weren’t really […]

    Disaster Planning E-Forum a Success!

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Walter Cybulski, Preservation Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, and I led a two-day e-forum lsitserv discussion on disaster planning and response. We weren’t really […]

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  • Friday, February 6, 2009 Susan Kuecker, African America Museum curator, would like to save her working files. These files have all her research for various researcher requests, grant applications, and […]

    Saving Working Files Conundrum

    Friday, February 6, 2009 Susan Kuecker, African America Museum curator, would like to save her working files. These files have all her research for various researcher requests, grant applications, and […]

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  • Friday, January 30, 2009 On Tuesday February 3, 2009,¬† we will be returning the first finished round of artifacts to the African American Museum. This will include baskets, gourds, feathered […]

    African American Objects Ready to Go Home

    Friday, January 30, 2009 On Tuesday February 3, 2009,¬† we will be returning the first finished round of artifacts to the African American Museum. This will include baskets, gourds, feathered […]

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  • Thursday, January 29, 2009 Since all the cleaned items will be off to their home, I am taking today and tomorrow to box them up for travel, and also future […]

    Boxing Up African American Objects

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 Since all the cleaned items will be off to their home, I am taking today and tomorrow to box them up for travel, and also future […]

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  • Friday, January 23, 2009 Librarian Anne Shelley brought down a box of soon to be digitized LPs with the request that we clean them. We were happy to do so, […]

    Washing Music Library LPs

    Friday, January 23, 2009 Librarian Anne Shelley brought down a box of soon to be digitized LPs with the request that we clean them. We were happy to do so, […]

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  • Friday, January 2, 2009 I like to wear these magnifying glasses to demonstrate how fashion forward we are at the University of Iowa Conservation Lab. Aside from being extremely attractive […]

    Up Close and Personal

    Friday, January 2, 2009 I like to wear these magnifying glasses to demonstrate how fashion forward we are at the University of Iowa Conservation Lab. Aside from being extremely attractive […]

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  • Cleaning Gourd Drum

    Wednesday, December 17, 2008¬ This gourd drum, an artifact from the African American Museum is a dried and hollowed gourd, the top has been sliced away to create an opening […]

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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008 The African American Museum has a collection of baskets that were sent to us after being damaged in the flood.¬†In¬†September we¬†were sent to the Campbell Center […]

    Making A Difference With Baskets

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 The African American Museum has a collection of baskets that were sent to us after being damaged in the flood.¬†In¬†September we¬†were sent to the Campbell Center […]

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  • Thursday, October 30, 2008 After much discussion we finally decided on a structure for rehousing the records. Gary suggested a three flap structure so I came up with a prototype […]

    LP Cover Prototype Developed

    Thursday, October 30, 2008 After much discussion we finally decided on a structure for rehousing the records. Gary suggested a three flap structure so I came up with a prototype […]

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