Objects Conservation Collection Survey at Drake Well

In 2006, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. conducted an objects conservation survey of artifacts at the Drake Well Museum. The survey will continue this summer of 2008 with an additional objects conservation survey of nitroglycerin well torpedoes and other metal artifacts in…

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Topographic Watershed Map

Topographic Watershed Map

OBJECTS CONSERVATION: The Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows, NY awarded a $103,588.00 contract to McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. to restore and prepare for display in the Queens Museum of Art an enormous painted plaster topographic map of…

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A Kentucky Orrery Now In Treatment

A Kentucky Orrery Now in Treatment

OBJECTS CONSERVATION: Made by Thomas Barlow (1787-1865) We are currently in the midst of restoring an important historic Kentucky Orrery from the collection of the Kentucky Historical Society, a 25 year client of our conservation services. Objects conservation work is…

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Helping Small Ohio Museums

Helping Small Ohio Museums

OBJECTS CONSERVATION: A donation of our objects conservation services was made to the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Its museum houses the largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by internationally known Quaker artist and sculptor Eli Harvey…

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The Eagles Have Landed!

The Eagles Have Landed!

During October 2016, McKay Lodge Conservation Lab restored the two flag poles on either side of the entrance to the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The poles were repainted white, the bronze pedestals cleaned and waxed and the…

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Mending A Broken Laurent 8-key Crystal Flute

Mending a Broken Laurent 8-key Crystal Flute

We received this challenge from a highly regarded flute collector. The end piece of this four-sectioned flute was received in two pieces with a complete break an inch and a half from the end. The break went right through a tone…

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