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Vintage Valentines on View!

Vintage Valentines Roses are red Violets are blue Visit the CAM Library Peep some valentines on view In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a selection of vintage cards are currently on display in the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives. These…

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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.…

FB CO suction tablesized

Christmas came early for Conservation this week with the arrival of a cold-suction conservation table!  Vacuum suction is an important tool in the conservators’ repertoire as it allows us to gently but evenly hold an object flat under suction, draw…