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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Pesky Museum Pests

Here’s a poster that our objects conservator uses in our “Integrated Pest Management” program to protect our collection from insect attack.   As the weather starts getting cooler this time of year, you may notice insects starting to move indoors to…

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This picture, Head of Christopher Cranch, Study by Frank Duveneck, has the distinction of being one of the filthiest to visit the paintings conservation lab at the museum.  Usually when a conservator cleans a painting, chemical solvents are used to…


  Image Credit: Burnet Woods Music Hall James McLaughlin group picture St. Francis Seraph Church John Uri Lloyd House Monkey House All other images provided by the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives


This week new paintings will be installed in the “Masterpieces of Japanese Art” exhibition.  Because the exhibit has been extended to January 2016, many of the hanging scrolls that have been on display since February will return to storage, and…