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Renaissance Art

Another wonderful video from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the work of Jan Gossart, a Renaissance painter. They have created quite a few really wonderful behind-the-scenes videos about different works of art in their collection. I enjoyed this…

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The Care & Documentation of Ivory Objects

http://www.connectingtocollections.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ivory-PowerPoint-Slides.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1juWIMF1wN2LyZTJosbKCJhQ02EzLHbek_zFJifm73zIYDlP_ENO4m_aM A really helpful and informative Power Point presentation by Stephanie Hornbeck about ivory artifacts. This presentation includes plenty of excellent photographic examples detailing the various types of ivory (mammoth, whale, narwhal, wart hog, etc) and the different kinds…

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Art Conservation at the Freer Gallery of Art

This is a very well crafted video overview of conservation at the Freer Gallery of Art. You can see the process of consolidating a work of art on paper where the media has cracked and fragmented, as well as…

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How Do You Preserve Aboriginal and Pacific Artifacts for the Future?

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/afternoons/conserving-aboriginal-and-pacific-artefacts-victoria-pearce/12550830?fbclid=IwAR3i0LZKFp1GXrXpt0R3OaqDZgQ-1BYWQDlPZF_MIDyGCWxeXo33ELciRxk If you have purchased Aboriginal or Pacific souvenirs, they may require special handling and storage to preserve them for the long-term. Concerns such as exposure to light, humidity and safe handling are paramount. Listen to the informative talk…

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How to Preserve Your Genealogical Documents

Are you the history buff of your family? Do you have a strong interest in genealogy and your family tree? If so, you may have gathered a collection of documents and bound volumes like scrapbooks, journals or family bibles.…