Marble Conservation And A Police Chase

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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Treating Artwork With Laser Focus

Treating Artwork with Laser Focus

Sometimes, the best solution for a problem is to shoot it with lasers. For over thirty years, historic preservationist and art conservators have been doing just that - preserving architecture and works of art with the use of lasers. While…

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About The Limestone Thin Sections

About the Limestone Thin Sections

Limestone Thin Sections: Illustration No. 1 (Sample CM-3) is a photograph of a highly thinned piece of limestone viewed under the magnification of a polarizing microscope. The small sample of stone was thinned by grinding and polishing after having been…

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The Confederate Monument Preservation Assessment

The Confederate Monument Preservation Assessment

The State of Alabama contracted with McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. through the Alabama Historical Commission to undertake a condition study of their Confederate Monument that was built over many years beginning in 1886. The tall limestone monument stands just outside the north…

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