Why We Are “Vaping” Metal This Fall

Why We Are “Vaping” Metal This Fall

Objects Conservation: As part of a large ongoing project at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington, D.C. our conservators are restoring the many original interior courtrooms' entrance veneered double doors. While aesthetic and structural repairs are being…

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Conservation Treatment Of Egyptian Bronze Artifacts

Conservation Treatment of Egyptian Bronze Artifacts

Objects Conservation: Several Egyptian bronze artifacts were recently treated by Christina L. Simms, Conservator of Objects, at our Cleveland area art conservation center.  These art objects include an Egyptian bronze bowl as well as bronze Egyptian bronze deity statues. Once buried…

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A Rare Kentucky Orrery Treatment

A Rare Kentucky Orrery Treatment

OBJECTS CONSERVATION: Made by Thomas Barlow (1787-1865) We recently restored an important historic Kentucky Orrery from the collection of the Kentucky Historical Society, a client of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory's conservation services since 1990. Objects conservation work was performed on…

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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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Donating Services – Helping Small Ohio Museums

Donating Services – 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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