Despite what preservation specialists have told you, there’s no oil in your fingertips. It’s true. I once visited a forensics lab and a fingerprinting expert told me there are no oil glands on the palm side of our hands. I checked into it and he was right. So after years of telling people they need […]
A Love-Hate Relationship David Fairchild, an American botanist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries wrote about mold in his book, The World Was My Garden (1938, p. 55). …after my first feeling of revulsion had passed, I spent three of the most entertaining and instructive weeks of my life studying the fascinating molds […]
Last week, our conservators were able to assist Scott Haskins of Fine Art Conservation Lab with the conservation of two paintings in the Education in Zion exhibit. Watch the video for more. For more videos from Scott, check out his youtube and vimeo pages.
Lighting the Rooms Where Your Art and Memorabilia are Displayed How light affects art and artifacts is one of the most difficult preservation concepts to grasp. As a result, a lot of misconceptions about how to avoid light damage have arisen. In this post, I hope to simplify information about light damage and how to […]
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I was recently asked to conserve an 1864 copy of The Latter-Day Saint’s Selection of Hymns from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The book was in rough shape and the pages were stained throughout. However, the sewing in the textblock was sound and I didn’t want to disrupt that to […]
History documents the world we live in, provides truth we can learn from, and allows us to maintain a memory of our culture. Without history, we lose the ability to learn from our past and are more likely to make mistakes in the future. Most good history derives itself from original source documents. As such, […]