Conservation at American Art

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.


Conservation: Paint, Tape, and Sardines

March 25, 2014

Jessica Ford is a graduate intern in paintings conservation at the Lunder Conservation Center. She is completing her graduate work at the Winterthur program at the University of Delaware and is currently working on a number of projects with our...


Preserving William H. Johnson’s Works of Art on Paper

March 13, 2014

Im Chan, Smithsonian paper conservation fellow, examines William H. Johnson's Induction Center. As a Smithsonian Institution Fellow in Paper Conservation, Im Chan is spending the year in The Lunder Conservation Center's paper conservation lab studying and treating works on paper...