Conservation of John Massey Rhind Sculptures

INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, LITERATURE, JUSTICE - JOHN MASSEY RHIND, 1905 In 1908 Scottish-American sculptor J.M. Rhind carved four Tennessee pink marble sculptures representing Industry, Agriculture, Literature and Justice for the front of the Birch Bayh Federal Building in Indianapolis, Indiana. 101…

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New York Customs House

New York Customs House

The monumental Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House sits prominently on Bowling Green at Manhattan’s southern tip. Built in 1900-1907, the New York Customs House currently houses The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The most significant decorative features of…

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Man Controlling Trade

Man Controlling Trade

McKay Lodge Conservation Lab was awarded a prestigious conservation project at the Federal Trade Commission Building, located at the eastern end of the Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C. Two monumental Indiana limestone sculptures, each depicting a rearing stallion being curbed…

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Corrosion Control And Repair Of A242 A588 / COR-TEN Steel Art

Corrosion Control And Repair Of A242 A588 / COR-TEN Steel Art

Through research, experimentation, and consultations with metallurgists and corrosion control engineers McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory, Inc. has been able to successfully deal with a variety of preservation issues with low alloy, structural weathering steel commonly known as Cor-Ten, the…

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Kinneary Courthouse

Kinneary Courthouse

Stone conservator Marcin Pikus and his assistants were involved in a major building stone conservation project lasting nearly two years under contract to Berglund Construction Company for the U.S. General Services Administration.  The base contract and change orders had a…

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Conservation Of Louise Nevelson’s Bicentennial Dawn

Conservation Of Louise Nevelson’s Bicentennial Dawn

September 2007 During the summer of 2007, Louise Nevelson’s monumental sculpture Bicentennial Dawn from Philadelphia was in Oberlin at the McKay Lodge, Inc. sculpture conservation facilities for a complete recoating project due to massive failure of its previous coatings. The sculpture had…

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Conservation Of Louise Bourgeois Facets To The Sun

Conservation Of Louise Bourgeois Facets To The Sun

October 2007 Early in October 2007, the monumental steel sculpture Facets to the Sun was reinstalled on the plaza of the Federal Building in Manchester, New Hampshire by McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory, Inc. after the company removed the concrete-bound sculpture in…

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Exclusive Early Images Of Calder Stabiles

Exclusive Early Images Of Calder Stabiles

THE OHIO CONSERVATION CENTER: Here are rare early Calder images. Thanks to photographer Robert B. Hicks for responding to our request to search through his photographs and find these 1973 images never-before-seen of Calder sculptures in the process of being…

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