Below are pages that show interesting conservation ideas or images, or are good history sites . . . check back as we will add to these as we find them!
Articles on conservation since Hurricane Sandy are surfacing:
“Storm Leaves Residue of Questions” NY Times
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: pages that you could get lost in for days!
Calisphere: Digital Resources, University of California is a wonderful resource of images and articles on California history.
U.S. Flags of various times are interesting; we both find flag history interesting.
NMAH | The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem: an overview, graphic.
Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
The Conservation of the Star Spangled Banner: A fabulous pictorial!
The Butler Flag, America’s first flag: Textile Conservation
Smithsonian’s Star-Spangled Banner Conservation Laboratory
Saving the Nation’s Flag | History & Archaeology (As they began the conservation in 1998)
Star Spangled Banner Back on Display
and Many Images of her! Including the one below, showing exactly why textile conservation studios are so big!
Old Glory | A Capitol Fourth (fun facts on all sorts of items)