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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Reconstructing a Shattered Glass Shade

by Kelly Rectenwald, Objects Conservator


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This iridescent green shade came to the lab in a box of fragments. Piece by piece, I built the individual fragments back into a shade.

Reframing the World’s Fairs

by Mackenzie Strong, Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts & Design


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If we look at just one example—the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago—we can see how these celebrations of artistic and scientific achievements also communicated complex messages about identity and race.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Modern Glass Japanese Sculpture

by Conservation


Etsuko Nishi, Conservation, behind the scenes, glass sculpture, modern art

Objects Conservation is working on this modern glass sculpture by Japanese artist Etsuko Nishi.

How Many Pieces of Glass?

by Conservation


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