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Mar 03, 2015
As I recently wrote about on the Conservators Converse blog (, the AAM has formed a task force to better define the meaning of “direct care” in regard to deaccessioning. This issue has a direct impact on funding for preservation and conservation at museums.  Unfortunately, their task force did not include any conservators but now […]
Feb 26, 2015
On February 21 2015, Randy Kennedy reported in The New York Times ( “Two Unfinished Cezannes Discovered at the Barnes”) that, at the Barnes Collection, during the removal of acidic backings from watercolors by Paul Cezanne, previously unknown works were discovered on the backs of two of them. This occurred at the start of what will be […]
Feb 26, 2015
In his February 10, 2015 article on the dying art of kimono production on the island of Amami Oshima, Japan (“Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade”, The New York Times),  Martin Fackler describes in detail the labor intensive steps of that  craft. This is very helpful in explaining to the public […]