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Archive for May, 2010

Questions Acid free, Archival Storage and About Acids in Paper

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Scott, Hi.

My answers to Kathie are in bold…

I’ve another question. I’m still trying to get a handle on the most effective (but also economical) way to store paper items archivally. torn-marriage-certificate1


Art, Divorce, Lawyers: Can these make up an entertaining story?

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

I don’t need to write much about this video post other than I think you will find this 7 minute story entertaining.


From the Rubble of Haitian Earthquake: Art Salvage

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

haitian-muralAt the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation I met up with Susan Blakney, painting conservator freshly returned from Haiti as part of a delegation to determine the size of the task of saving and salvaging art. Her efforts were part of the AIC-CERT program.


Owner Abandons Fake $30K Painting

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

This just happened in our lab yesterday.

A dealer came in the lab to have me look over a painting that I had, once upon a time ago, felt was a fake painting… or at least it wasn’t painted by the artist whose signature was showing. It was, in fact, an old painting, probably painted in the 1920’s judging by the materials used for construction. Obviously, someone puts a signature on an unsigned painting because they want it to be worth more. But this signature was completely wrong for this painting. The sad thing was, the owner had $30k invested in this painting. Here’s a picture of the painting… (more…)