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Crack a Window into the Art of Glass Preservation | Conservation Lab

The tiny city of Corning, New York is home to the world’s best glass conservators.
Noémie Jennifer
2.28.17
KRISHNA

3 Fantastical Surprises Concealed Inside Historical Objects | Conservation Lab

As conservators pick an object apart, what lies inside can be another gem all its own.
Noémie Jennifer
12.20.16
Art

When an Unplayable Record Preserves a Long-Lost Language | Conservation Lab

A chance discovery in an anthropologist’s archives uncovered native voices from a remote Alaskan island. Here's what happened next.
Noémie Jennifer
12.13.16
Art

Mummy X-Rays Reconstruct Ancient Egyptian Lives | Conservation Lab

Medical imaging slices through mummies while leaving them unperturbed.
Noémie Jennifer
12.6.16
Art

6 Mesmerizing Videos of Museum Practitioners at Work | Conservation Lab

Watch conservators restore a vandalized Rothko, submerge a Dickens manuscript in water, and preserve Lonesome George—the iconic Galapagos tortoise—for generations to come.
Noémie Jennifer
11.30.16
Art

Restoring da Vinci's 'St. John the Baptist' | Conservation Lab

Leonardo’s disputed Renaissance masterpiece reemerges from under 15 layers of varnish.
Noémie Jennifer
11.22.16
Art

Inside an Independent Book Restorer’s Studio | Conservation Lab

In a Lower Manhattan neighborhood where few old businesses survive, Judith Ivry has managed to keep her bookbinding studio afloat for the last 25 years.
Noémie Jennifer
11.16.16
Art

An Ancient Japanese Scroll Gets Pieced Back Together | Conservation Lab

How many conservators does it take to repair a 60-square-foot scroll?
Noémie Jennifer
11.8.16
Art

To Save Dorothy’s Red Slippers, It May Take a Wizard | Conservation Lab

With three clicks and $300,000, the Smithsonian hopes to #KeepThemRuby for at least another century.
Noémie Jennifer
10.25.16
Art

How to Keep Kinetic Art Moving | Conservation Lab

Modern art conservator Lydia Beerkens prevents kinetic artworks from becoming still lives.
Noémie Jennifer
10.18.16
Art

The Artful Science of Mending Works on Paper | Conservation Lab

The paper conservators at Alvarez Fine Arts Services, a private studio in New York, restore everything from Matisse prints to beloved family heirlooms.
Noémie Jennifer
10.11.16
Art

How the Brooklyn Museum Cares for Its Collection | Conservation Lab

From rescuing George Washington, to repairing ancient papyrus scrolls, the caretakers of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection gave us a tour of their inner sanctum.
Noémie Jennifer
10.4.16
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