Object conservation Category

  • Friday, October 17, 2008 This small metal box is full of buttons of all shapes and sizes that are from Mason’s Dry Cleaners that was owned by Elmer Smith Jr. […]

    Buttons, Buttons, Who’s Got the Buttons

    Friday, October 17, 2008 This small metal box is full of buttons of all shapes and sizes that are from Mason’s Dry Cleaners that was owned by Elmer Smith Jr. […]

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008 These Sandals are one of two pairs from the African American Museum. They were both caked with mud and sludge. We chose to clean these sandals because they were in […]

    Sandals Almost as Good as New

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 These Sandals are one of two pairs from the African American Museum. They were both caked with mud and sludge. We chose to clean these sandals because they were in […]

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008 While cleaning the records for the Czech Slovak museum, we noticed that upon drying, some of the 78s had some residual “ghosting”.  We tried a second […]

    Ghosting on 78s

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 While cleaning the records for the Czech Slovak museum, we noticed that upon drying, some of the 78s had some residual “ghosting”.  We tried a second […]

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  • Friday, October 10, 2008 Three feather and wicker fans were salvaged from the African American Museum, all three were moldy and covered with a thick layer of muck. We knew […]

    Feather Fans

    Friday, October 10, 2008 Three feather and wicker fans were salvaged from the African American Museum, all three were moldy and covered with a thick layer of muck. We knew […]

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  • Wednesday, October 8, 2008 We march on with cleaning baskets. This consumes most of my time at the lab now, as we are trying to finish cleaning the baskets before […]

    Basket Cleaning

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 We march on with cleaning baskets. This consumes most of my time at the lab now, as we are trying to finish cleaning the baskets before […]

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  • Monday, October 6, 2008 Among the artifacts from the African American Museum were two mats woven by George Washington Carver. The mat pictured was cleaned in about 15 hours by […]

    George Washington Carver Woven Mat Cleaned

    Monday, October 6, 2008 Among the artifacts from the African American Museum were two mats woven by George Washington Carver. The mat pictured was cleaned in about 15 hours by […]

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  • Thursday, September 17, 2008 Waking up in our dorm rooms, we went to work nearly immediately, as the lab was only fifty feet away. Caitlin and I began tackling the […]

    Training Under Helen Alten Continues

    Thursday, September 17, 2008 Waking up in our dorm rooms, we went to work nearly immediately, as the lab was only fifty feet away. Caitlin and I began tackling the […]

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  • Wednesday, September 17, 2008 After the pretty drive over to Illinois, Caitlin and I unpacked the car–a load of baskets, the clay from George Washington Carver, some metal objects, a few […]

    Training Under Helen Alten

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 After the pretty drive over to Illinois, Caitlin and I unpacked the car–a load of baskets, the clay from George Washington Carver, some metal objects, a few […]

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  • Sunday, September 14, 2008 Helen Alten is teaching at the Campbell Center, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, http://www.campbellcenter.org this week and graciously agreed to stop in for a visit to assist with some […]

    Conservator Helen Alten Visit

    Sunday, September 14, 2008 Helen Alten is teaching at the Campbell Center, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, http://www.campbellcenter.org this week and graciously agreed to stop in for a visit to assist with some […]

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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2008 When we finished the record project at the Oakdale paper facility we moved everything to the main library except a few boxes of LP covers which […]

    Moving On!

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 When we finished the record project at the Oakdale paper facility we moved everything to the main library except a few boxes of LP covers which […]

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