What an interesting find.
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.
A website dedicated to Joe Colombo’s “Boby Trolley”, which has been a friend to art conservators for many years. Learn more than you need to about this little gem all in one place.
Conserving Claes Oldenburg’s Ice Bag-Scale C (1971) at the Whitney Museum. A thoughtful look at a major project—interesting to see how many non-conservators worked on this conservation project.
IMA conservator Kathleen Kiefer talks about Thornton Dial’s use of textiles in his artworks (very sparkly).
@GettyMuseum conservators & scientist give some fantastic scientific information about this 16th century cabinet. Is there a museum that makes better videos than the Getty? I don’t think so.
A bouquet of flowers from @imamuseum paintings conservator Christina O’Connell as she talks about her treatment of a still life painting by Severin Roesen on the IMA Blog.
The narrator for this video should do mobile tours! Not much else out there on this 1991 sculpture, “Cascade,” by Jean Tinguely in the Carillon building in Charlotte, NC.