Repairing Konzal’s GATEWAY

Repairing Konzal’s GATEWAY

Joseph Konzal's Cor-ten sculpture GATEWAY was commissioned under the Art-in-Architecture Program of the General Service Administration in 1977. Cor-ten steel, sometimes referred to as weathering steel, is expected to develop a protective layer of corrosion upon exposure to the elements.…

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Cleveland Museum Of Art CO2 Cleanings

Cleveland Museum of Art CO2 Cleanings

Art Conservation Cleveland, Dry Ice CO2 Blasting, Outdoor Sculpture Conservation: During the summer of 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…

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Painted Outdoor 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 Painted Outdoor Sculpture Painted OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXPERTS MEETING The three day meeting…

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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 travertine sculpture 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…

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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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