FB CO armor sleeve (002)

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Japanese Armor

In textile conservation this week, we are getting started on Japanese armor for a 2017 exhibition.  This is the top of a kote, a piece like a sleeve to protect a samurai’s arms.  It ties to the main body of…

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The holidays are a magical time of friendship, family, and conviviality. Perhaps one of the most human ways to mark the passing of the seasons and the coming of the holidays is through the finer things in life: food, drink,…

FB CM Young and Carl photosized

This portrait of a girl in a lace dress with monumental ribbons in her hair has suffered many damages common to photographs.  Very obvious are the heavy grime layer and the severe silver mirroring of the dark areas of the…

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On view in the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives throughout November is a selection of items from the papers of Paul Ashbrook (1867-1949), a lithographer, etcher, painter, cartoonist and, according to most people who knew him, a gifted raconteur.…