skip to Main Content

Sculpture Conservation:

Cleveland area art conservation center McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. is serious about the use of dry ice solid carbon dioxide (CO2) blasting for art conservation treatment. We would like to share some news and videos from our archives as well as share some media coverage on this emerging cleaning method in art conservation.

But don’t just take our word for it, follow the links below to learn more about Dry Ice CO2 Blasting…

McKay Lodge Conservation Performs Dry Ice Blasting at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Removing Epoxy Coating from 19th Century Iron with Dry Ice Blasting.

A Visit to DC to attend ICE COLD: Symposium on Dry Ice Blasting in Art Conservation.

Don’t feel like reading posts? Just watch our videos instead:

Masters of Carbon Dioxide Cleaning: Video of the Removal of An Epoxy Coating from 19th Century Iron.

Cleaning Graffiti From Core-ten Steel with Dry Ice Blasting.

First Person Video of Dry Ice Blasting for the Conservation of Rodin’s Thinker.

Dry Ice CO2 Blasting In the News:

The Washington Post: “This Museum is Blasting Precious Sculptures with Dry Ice, but Why?”.

Smithsonian Magazine: “Conservation of a Pair of Saint-Gaudens  Goes al Fresco at Freer”.

The Washington Post:”Museum uses mirco explosions to save fine art from bird poop”.

Relevance: Outdoor Sculpture Conservation, Sculpture Conservation, Objects ConservationCleveland Area Art Conservation, Public Art Conservation

Back To Top