OBJECTS CONSERVATION: McKay Lodge Conservation enjoys helping small Ohio museums. Recently, a donation of our objects conservation services was made to the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio.  The Center includes a touring museum with exhibits and special displays, a research library, photographs, textiles, and artifacts of local historical interest. The site is the historic home of Brigadier General James W. Denver (for whom Denver, Colorado is named). Its museum also houses the largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by internationally known Quaker artist and sculptor Eli Harvey (1860-1957).

Three plaster maquettes by the artist donated to the museum were shipped but were so poorly packed that all three arrived in broken conditions.  Kay Fisher, the director, brought them to us for objects conservation treatment proposals and she left to find funding.  After many years had passed without funding for the Eli Harvey conservation, we offered to make them whole again without charge.

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