Sculpture Conservation: Benjamin Franklin

Sculpture Conservation: Benjamin Franklin

Public art should be, as the name implies, available to the public. But sometimes public access to art is not healthy for the art. Take the case of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN carved in white marble by Jacques Jouvenal and erected in…

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Stone Conservation Treatment Of Young Lincoln And Law

Stone Conservation Treatment of Young Lincoln and Law

Public Art Conservation; Sculpture Conservation: The conservation treatment of stone is a delicate process despite the seemingly robust nature of the material. At McKay Lodge Conservation, we are pleased to have a specialized stone conservator on staff, Marcin Pikus. Conservator…

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How Much Can Art Conservators Bench Press?

How Much Can Art Conservators Bench Press?

Stone Conservation, Public Art Conservation, Granite Conservation: Marcin Pikus, Conservator of Stone Sculpture and Architectural Features, of McKay Lodge Conservation restored several granite benches as part of an installation by artist Jenny Holzer at the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA)…

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Conservation of John Massey Rhind Sculptures

INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, LITERATURE, JUSTICE - JOHN MASSEY RHIND, 1905 Stone Conservation: In 1908 Scottish-American sculptor J.M. Rhind carved four Tennessee pink marble sculptures representing Industry, Agriculture, Literature and Justice for the front of the Birch Bayh Federal Building in Indianapolis,…

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New York Customs House

New York Customs House

The conservation staff of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory headed to New York to provide marble conservation to the sculptures of Daniel Chester French in front of the New York Customs House.  The monumental Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House sits prominently…

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Man Controlling Trade

Man Controlling Trade

McKay Lodge Conservation Lab was awarded a prestigious conservation project at the Federal Trade Commission Building, located at the eastern end of the Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C. Two monumental Indiana limestone sculptures, each depicting a rearing stallion being curbed…

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