While resetting the headstone of Reuben Nash USCT I discovered this odd mystery. The stone is marked correctly in two different style one on each end? So I reset the stone this time with the shield up to match all the other stones in the section. This will be noted in the report and can easily be turned if they choose to later, since the stone is only set back into packed earth.
So we went on a UCLA labs tour yesterday. Pictured here is their big lab, forensic light source (A magical light source box that gives you really specific wavelengths anywhere from IR to UV) that hangs out in their documentation room, and finally, their reading room. I was busy being all fascinated by equipment, and then i remembered how we sit in the stairway to have our coffee in Melbourne and felt mildly depressed.
Lessons in photography through the lens of conservation.
The IMA Blog has a number of good posts about photographs and their preservation. These posts were written to highlight the work being done there as part of the award of a prestigious IMLS grant to survey and study the entire collection. Below are links to the posts.
I’m @MilwaukeeArt putting the finishing touches on the installation of the IMA’s travelling European Design show. The Milwaukee Art Museum made a series of videos that can be seen here. Note also that one of videos was made with their Senior Conservator, Jim De Young