Safe And Sound: Restoration Of Historic Safe Door

Safe and Sound: Restoration of Historic Safe Door

Safe and sound is how one can describe an object after conservation treatment such as the recent restoration of a historic safe door by Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Murals, and Polychrome Surfaces, of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory located just…

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Conservation Assessment Of Painted Sculpture In Puerto Rico

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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Paintings Conservation Of A Winter Landscape

Paintings Conservation of a Winter Landscape

It is wintertime in Northern Ohio, and there is certainly snow place like home. Locals learn to enjoy thirty degree plus temperature fluctuations as well as every form water takes-on around freezing temperatures. Winter Landscape by Ernest Lawson, before treatment…

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Relining A Painting Was The  Conservator Of A Preacherman

Relining a Painting was the Conservator of a Preacherman

Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Murals, and Polychrome Surfaces at McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory always takes the least invasive path to the conservation of paintings, but sometimes more intervention is needed - like relining a painting. Before treatment of Tompkins…

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Paint A Crack To Make A Dubuffet Intact

Paint a Crack to Make a Dubuffet Intact

Sometimes paintings conservators like Stefan Dedecek of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory must inpaint a crack to make a painting look intact. This was the case with a work of art, Femme Incantant, 1945 by famous artist Jean Dubuffet. The painting…

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Russian To Restore An Icon

Russian to Restore an Icon

An icon can be defined as "a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration". Jesus Christ is such an icon for the Christian religion. In the Fall of 2020, a project to restore an…

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Conservation Of Rain In The Valley By Glenn Moore Shaw

Conservation of Rain in the Valley by Glenn Moore Shaw

Conservator of Paintings, Murals and Polychrome Surfaces, Stefan Dedecek of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, shares his thoughts on a recent conservation treatment. Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Polychrome Surfaces, and Murals of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory The painting Rain the…

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