Cleaning up some dirty babies

Cleaning up some dirty babies

Sometimes a little surface cleaning makes a big difference. These twin boys were photographed in the 1880′s. Over more than a century, their little faces had become obscured with a heavy layer of soot and grime. In this photo, the baby on…

Note whitish mold growths along bottom edge

What to do about mold: upcoming workshop

Anyone who has had to deal with mold or mildew outbreaks due to a flooded basement, leaking roof, or improperly ventilated bathroom knows how persistent these organisms can be, and how much damage they can do to your health and home….

Building some studio equipment

Building some studio equipment

We rearranged the Works on Paper studio a couple weeks ago, and we are loving the new more spacious and flexible layout. We modified several of our work tables so they are all the same height, and added casters so…

Inuit Art in the Studio

Inuit Art in the Studio

One of the projects we are working on this week is the conservation treatment of a large lithograph by the Inuit artist, Kenojuak Ashevak. This is one of several Inuit prints by Cape Dorset artists that we have worked on…

Going for gold

Going for gold

Some of us at the studio have been watching an awful lot of Winter Olympics coverage this week…so we were very excited when our friendly UPS driver dropped this off yesterday! A client recently found this in an attic. It…