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Restoration of World War I Soldier in Columbus

Christina L. Simms, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, and Marcin Pikus, Conservator of Stone Sculpture and Architectural Features, both of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, recently completed the restoration of a World War I Soldier in Columbus, Ohio. The monument, Victorious…

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All Fired Up: Conservation of a Model 1777 Pistol

Christina L. Simms, Conservator Objects and Sculpture, recently completed a conservation treatment of a Model 1777 pistol at McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. The Model 1777 Pistol, before treatment Many good things come from France, including…

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Conservation Treatment of an American Revolution Fowler

The mid-18th century was a turning point in American history in which the colonial era ended, and the long road to independence began. Revolution, however, brought turmoil, uncertainty, and war. An object from this time, a 1760s American Revolution period…

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Restoration of Military Monuments: Vicksburg National Park

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory recently completed the restoration of several military monuments for the National Park Service at the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The main entrance to Vicksburg National Military Park For nearly forty-seven days, the Battle…

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The 17th century British British cast iron cannon on Boca Chita before treatment. It was recovered in the 1930’s from the wreck of the HMS Winchester (1695)

NPS Training and Objects Conservation in the Florida Keys

Objects Conservation, Artifact Conservation: In May of 2017, The National Park Service awarded a contract to McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory for the stabilization of two severely corroded but significant artifacts and for the training of local National Park Service personnel…

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Drake Well conservation

Objects Conservation Collection Survey at Drake Well

In 2006, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. conducted an objects conservation survey of artifacts at the Drake Well Museum. The survey will continue this summer of 2008 with an additional objects conservation survey of nitroglycerin well torpedoes and other metal artifacts in…

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