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Conservation Assessment of Painted Sculpture in Puerto Rico

The building blocks of any successful conservation treatment is to first perform a condition assessment. Jim Gwinner, Conservator of Public Art and Sculpture, of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory recently traveled perform a conservation assessment of painted sculpture in Puerto Rico.…

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Conservation of Sol LeWitt Sculpture, Easy as 1,2,3

Christina L. Simms, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, and Emmett Lodge, NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, both of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, recently completed a conservation treatment of One, Two, Three, 1979, by sculptor Sol LeWitt in Syracuse, New York. One,…

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The Nittany Lion Shrine Gets a New Shine

The Nittany Lion Shrine, 1942 by Heinz Warneke, an earlier assessment image The Nittany Lion Shrine is located on the University Park campus of the prestigious Pennsylvania State University. The sculpture features a boldly contoured limestone mountain lion poised to…

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Firing up the Phantom Furnace Columns of Youngstown

Slowly, gently, night unfurls the splendor of the recently preserved Phantom Furnace Columns, 2002 by public artist Andrew Liecester. The artwork Phantom Furnace Columns serve as a metaphor for the blast furnaces that once stood in the mills of Youngstown,…

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Lookin’ Good as Shell: Recoating “Large Escargot”

As part of an ongoing project for the Hartwood Acres Park sculpture restoration, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory recently finished recoating a large outdoor sculpture, Large Escargot, 1982 by artist David Hayes. The sculpture is 17 feet high x 12 feet…

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Recoating of Calder’s Stegosaurus at Toledo Museum Of Art

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory recently completed a recoating of Alexander Calder's Stegosaurus (Intermediate Maquette) 1972 owned by the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. Stegosarus Intermediate Maquette, 1972 by Alexander Calder is deinstalled at the Toldeo Museum of Art…

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