Cleveland Museum Of Art Co2 Cleanings

Cleveland Museum of Art Co2 Cleanings

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION: This summer (2014) McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory was contracted to work with the conservators at the Cleveland Museum of Art to remove a failed protective coatings and reapply new ones to three sculptures, including Rodin’s iconic…

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Painting A Rosati Sculpture

Painting a Rosati Sculpture

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION at THE OHIO CONSERVATION CENTER: Outdoor sculpture conservation is one of our most active specialties. In 2014 we removed to our facility a monumental outdoor sculpture by James Rosati (1911-1988) for complete repainting. This was our second…

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Outdoor Painted Sculpture Experts Meeting

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION: On June 20-22, 2012, Robert Lodge, company president and industrial coatings specialist for the company’s sculpture conservation projects, attended the meeting: The Conservation of Twentieth-Century Outdoor Painted Sculpture OUTDOOR PAINTED SCULPTURE EXPERTS MEETING The three day meeting…

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Testing Bronzeshield With Dr. Battochi

Testing Bronzeshield With Dr. Battochi

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION: Protective coatings for outdoor sculpture conservation are constantly being evaluated by our firm. For four days in a cold week of March 2013, polymer scientist Dante Battochi, D.Eng., PhD of Elinor Specialty Coatings, Fargo, ND, conducted field…

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Solid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning Symposium

Solid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning Symposium

Conservator Jim Gwinner was a presenter and demonstrated CO2 cleaning equipment at the September 2015 symposium: Ice Cold: Solid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning Symposium at the Lunder Conservation Center and the Hirshhorn Museum of Art. This full day program was an…

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SERVICES

FIELD AND SHOP SERVICES PROVIDED The company is well equipped, knowledgeable and practiced in the provision of the following services equally well on-site and at our large shops. INDUSTRIAL COATINGS Surface Preparation Surface preparations for optimal bonding of coatings by abrasive…

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TRAVERTINE SCULPTURE BY DOUG HYDE TREATED

TRAVERTINE SCULPTURE BY DOUG HYDE TREATED

McKay Lodge Conservation's stone conservator Marcin Pikus recently traveled to New Mexico to treat an untitled artwork by Doug Hyde in the plaza in front of the Federal Courthouse in Albuquerque.  Originally designed as a fountain, each stone block of carved and polished…

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Cast-iron Fountains With Zinc Sculptures

Cast-iron Fountains With Zinc Sculptures

Sculpture Conservator Tom Podnar is mentioned in Carol Grissom’s talk “Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron Fountains with Zinc Statues”.  Tom is skilled at the traditional and difficult technique of lead-tin soldering which is the most durable repair of zinc. Carol…

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Batcolumn

Batcolumn

August 15, 2016: Emmett Lodge (left) and Marcin Pikus (right) began painting the Batcolumn at the 100 foot level. McKay Lodge conservators completed a GSA contract project during the fall of 2016 in the windy city of Chicago. Scaffolding went up…

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