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Posts by Denise Stockman

Inside the Conservation Lab: Lead White Conversion

This drawing is featured in the current exhibition A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guérard. It came to conservation earlier this year because the white paint highlights had become darkened over time. Read More ›

Inside the Conservation Lab: Three-Dimensional "Seal-Print"

Treating and re-housing Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity.Read More ›

Inside the Conservation Lab: Treatment of an Engraving on Silk

As a Paper Conservator, most of the objects that I treat are flat paper items, such as documents, maps, and prints. Recently, I worked on a more unusual project: an engraving on silk that came to conservation to be removed from its old mount and get better, updated housing.Read More ›

Preservation Week Lecture: Be An Informed Consumer of Custom Picture Framing

For Preservation Week 2015, the Preservation Division will be giving lectures on caring for your personal collections. I am composing a talk entitled Be An Informed Consumer of Custom Picture Framing. Read More ›

Reference Book List: A Selection of 'Classic' Artist Manuals

Although we may not know for sure that a certain artist consulted a certain manual, they provide important clues. In a way, these books tell a story about the history of art from the point of view of the practitioners.Read More ›

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