Monthly Archives: June 2014

“Uncovering Michelangelo’s David”

An interesting article from the Victoria & Albert Conservation blog on conserving Michelangelo’s David.  Enjoy! ~ Mitchell __________________________________________________ Uncovering Michelangelo’s David Friday, May 23, 2014 Author: Johanna Puisto (Sculpture Conservator) The renovation of the V&A’s Cast Courts has given me the opportunity … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Your Antique Quilt

When in doubt, ask a conservator before proceeding.  Most conservators will offer assessments at a low rate, and an hour of their time might save your heirloom. A good rule of thumb is to treat your antiques like you would … Continue reading

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Quilts as a Microcosm of History

I am sure that more eloquent history writers than I have written on the role of quilts as historical objects.  I want to share my perspective on the single object that we: see the most distress over condition issues, even … Continue reading

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Repairing Veneer on a Bombe in the Style of Louis XV

Before Repair, Above, and After, Below. This is a lovely bombe which had cracked veneer across the curved door faces.  Someone had previously repaired it long before our current owners took possession.  MPFC treated several areas, but I am posting … Continue reading

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