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Jun 30, 2015
Michaela Neiro spoke about a great treatment of bamboo furniture for exhibit at Quincy House, a historic home in Quincy Massachusetts built in 1790 (part of Historic New England).  http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/quincy-house Photographs from the 1880’s show bamboo chairs in the first floor hall, but they were subsequently lost.  Fortunately, acceptable substitutes could be selected from the […]
Jun 30, 2015
Assistant Conservator, Objects (Regular Full-Time) Conservation Center Reporting to the Senior Conservator for Objects, the Assistant Conservator works collaboratively with the entire conservation staff in all aspects of the care and preservation of the museum’s encyclopedic collection of artwork dating from antiquity to the present. Some duties include: prepares and reviews condition reports for works […]
Jun 29, 2015
Relative being the key word in this talk, Steven Weintraub of Art Preservation Services, Inc., presented a checklist of critical thinking when making decisions about relative humidity (RH) microclimates for collections. Question the accuracy of your RH measurement Weintraub points out it’s really easy to be 5% off  on measuring RH for a myriad of […]