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Surreal Ceramic Conservation in the Southwest

As temperatures rise in the Arizona summer, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory conservators traveled to perform some surreal ceramic conservation in the Southwest of the United States. The sculptures were previously assessed and treated by Jim Gwinner, Conservator of Public Art…

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Church Mosaic Conservation in Pittsburgh at Shadyside

The Shadyside Presbyterian Church in the City of Pittsburgh holds a striking mosaic of the Transfigured Christ. The mosaic was installed in 1938 by Rudolf Sheffler, but by 2020 it was in need of a church mosaic conservation treatment. Conservator…

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Constant Outdoor Sculpture Conservation

Math and science have their own values or constants which express a relation or property that remains the same in all circumstances. It was this notion which inspired the outdoor artwork, Garden of Constants, 1994 by Barbara Grygutis. Any works…

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Art Conservation in the Caribbean

Art Conservation in the Caribbean

Art Conservation in the Caribbean At this time of year, most people head to the Caribbean to escape the cold temperatures and snow, but Marcin Pikus of McKay Lodge Conservation recently traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to perform…

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Fort Myers Florida Tile Mosaic

Fort Myers Florida Tile Mosaic

The McKay Lodge Conservation Lab conserved a mosaic by Barbara Jo Revelle, titled The Alternative History of Fort Myers. The 100 foot wide tile mural is composed of approximately 297,600 colored tiles forming a composite of historical images of Fort…

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