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Conservation at American Art

Lunder Conservation Center: Revealing A Drawing Through Preservation

September 18, 2014

Our art conservators discovered a drawing on the back of a William H. Johnson artwork during the conservation process.


From Public Library to Public Gallery, Marvin Beerbohm's Automotive Industry Mural is Reinstalled

September 9, 2014

The polished machinery featured in Marvin Beerbohm's "Automotive Industry" mural will be shimmering a little brighter now that the mural has been treated by the American Art Museum's conservation department. The mural, which was previously located in Detroit's Public Library, was recently installed in the museum's first floor.


Art Conservation: A Look Inside Pio Casimiro Bacener's Autorretrato

August 26, 2014

Pamela Johnson, a Graduate Fellow at American Art's Lunder Conservation Center looks very closely, using X-radiography and infrared at the work of Pio Casimiro Bacene.


Five Questions with Meg Saligman, Muralist and Conservation Advocate

August 7, 2014

Meg Saligman is an award winning artist at the forefront of the contemporary mural movement in Philadelphia. She is recognized worldwide for her work with light, paint, glass, buildings, and people.


Cleaning Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Head

June 9, 2014

American Art's conservation department makes sure our collection is always in great condition, inside our galleries and outside with a several sculptures that are on our museum grounds. Last week, it was Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Head that got the royal treatment.