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Water Damaged Artwork Collectibles and Treasured Family Keepsakes

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A short video, a new app and some good advice Emergency Response and Salvage of Artwork, Collectibles, Heirlooms, Antiques Mobile App, is a handy mobile tool (which doesn’t work on a MAC) created by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Although designed for collectibles and museum professionals, the free app offers useful information for anyone […]

Water Damage on a Lithograph of a Woman by Henri Matisse

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 This work on art on paper came into the lab because it had a water stain on the lower right hand corner, which makes this valuable print look awful… and takes away from the value. What causes water stains? I spoke with Scott Haskins, our conservator and he said one of the reasons this […]

Scrapbook, photo album, memories, family history

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What do you have that really has meaning and shows the quality of your business or great moments in personal or family life? Last weekend, my nephew got married to a really great girl. We are thrilled to have her in our family. Their story of how they met, how they romanced each other and […]

Mold damage and storage of family history.

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Here’s a family pile of stuff that was cleaned from mold and packed away under our care. Even if you don’t want to go through the inventorying process, protect items with baggies and proper storage containers. For important papers, certificates, memories in the office, these are great ideas for emergency preparedness.