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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Kentucky Renaissance Installation

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Kentucky Renaissance Installation


Installation of Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and its Community, 1954-74 is well under way. The Conservation Department was not heavily involved in preparations for the exhibit because all of the photographs are loans from other institutions and private collectors. The conservators did pitch in to examine the photographs when they came into the museum and to advise about safe display of the objects. As with all of the special exhibitions, the Conservation staff kept in close communication with the registrars, preparators and curators as the exhibit came together. All of the photographs came to us unframed, and some presented problems that had to be solved as we mounted them in new mats and custom made frames. As shown in this view of the gallery during installation, the photographs and related materials-more than 175 objects-are almost ready for their debut.