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Justice for Wall: Treatment of Wood County Courthouse Murals

Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Murals, and Polychrome Surfaces, recently completed a conservation treatment of a painted wall mural at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green, Ohio. The mural before treatment, the surface appears dark and discolored. The painted…

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Big Easy Sculpture Restoration in New Orleans

The City of New Orleans has been called the "Big Easy" among other nicknames. Recently, Marcin Pikus, Conservator of Stone Sculpture and Architectural Features of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, performed sculpture restoration in New Orleans. The sculptures were big, but…

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Conservation Treatment of a River of Rust

Outside of the United States Geological Survey Building in Menlo Park, California beats the sound of Watersongs, 1996 by Douglas Hollis. The dynamic large-scale artwork features granite walls, steel railings and fences, seating, and a fountain composed of natural boulders.…

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Corn, Wind, Broken Glass and Preventive Conservation in Iowa

Preventive conservation often involves environmental monitoring, the use of archival materials and storage, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), but it can also include installation of physical barriers to protect a work of art. Christina L. Simms, Conservator of Sculpture and Objects,…

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Marble Conservation and a Police Chase

Two marble benches from Indiana were brought to the McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory campus for a marble conservation treatment. Why the benches arrived at our conservation lab facilities just outside of Cleveland, Ohio is an unusual story that begins with…

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Art Conservation of Painted Weathering Steel in Southern Ohio

Outdoor Sculpture Conservation, Public Art Conservation, Architectural Features Conservation: The Woodbourne Library in Centerville, Ohio just outside of Dayton has a unique architectural feature lining the south and west sides of the building: rows of painted boxes made from Cor-Ten,…

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Stone Conservation Treatment at Cleveland Museum of Art

Stone Conservation, Architectural Features Conservation: The Cleveland Museum of Art is a world-class institution, known for its outstanding collection of over 45,000 objects. It is only right that a building with so much beauty within, should be beautiful on the…

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