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120 Years Later, Harvard's Garden of Glass Flowers Is Still in Bloom

Harvard's famed collection of Glass Flowers counts over 4,000 models—and one conservator is making sure their timeless beauty endures for another century to come.
Noémie Jennifer
7.18.17
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10th Century Viking Treasures Unearthed In Scotland

Now comes the hard part: preserving 1,000-year-old gold and silver artifacts for centuries to come.
Noémie Jennifer
6.27.17
conservation lab

The Quest to Recreate the World’s First Noise Orchestra | Conservation Lab

The story of one man’s adventure to rebuild the experimental orchestra conceived by Luigi Russolo, the 20th century’s first noise musician.
Noémie Jennifer
6.7.17
conservation lab

How Experts Finally Reconstructed the "Eighth Wonder of the World"

The Amber Room, a jewel worth hundreds of millions, vanished during World War II. Russia would spend two decades recreating it.
Noémie Jennifer
5.16.17
conservation lab

How to Rescue Fashion Before It Self-Destructs | Conservation Lab

Style may be eternal, but your synthetic clothing? Not so much.
Noémie Jennifer
4.18.17
conservation lab

Magnified Views of Metal Look Like Mesmerizing Micro-Landscapes

Look closely: The story of an object’s making is hidden in plain sight.
Noémie Jennifer
4.4.17
conservation lab

What to Do When Priceless Art Meets Hungry Insects | Conservation Lab

Before entering the Menil Collection in Houston, an installation of wood and soil gets quarantined in an oven and a zero-oxygen chamber.
Noémie Jennifer
3.14.17
conservation lab

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
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