3.1.0 National Iwo Jima Memorial, Joseph Petrovics, New Britain, CT.
3.1.1 Spirit of Victory, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, 1926, Hartford, CT. Bronze during treatment.
3.1.2 Columbia, 19th Century Zinc, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Front view after conservation treatment.
3.1.3 Kite, Jasha Green, 1977, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT. Overview of the Cor-ten sculpture.
3.1.4 Wrought Iron rail, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY. Detail of wrought iron conservation treatment.
3.1.5 Albright Family gravemarkers, 1874-1931, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Overview of the bronze markers.
3.1.6 Minnesota Monument, John Daniels, 1916, Little Rock National Cemetery, AK. Proper right overview of monument after conservation treatment.
3.1.7 Aluminum Angel, St Thomas More, Yale. View of the west sculpture.
3.1.8 Aluminum Steeple, St Thomas More, Yale. Detail of steeple ornament attachment points and hardware.
3.1.9 Troy Bell foundry, 1874, Middletown, CT. Overview of copper alloy bell and iron carriage.
3.1.10 New Life, lead, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale. Detail of the cast lead sculpture.
3.1.11 Hiker, Allen Newman, Mott, 1904, Bristol, CT. View of repaired and coated zinc sculpture of soldier after treatment.
3.1.12 Untitled, Michael Malpass, 1975-1978, private collection. Treating mild steel sculpture.
3.1.13 30lb Parrott Rifle, #32, 1861, Derby CT. Overview of the 4,200 pound iron cannon cast at West Point Foundry, NY.
3.1.14 30lb Parrott Rifle, #32, 1861, Derby CT. Detail of the 4,200 pound iron cannon cast at West Point Foundry, NY.
3.1.15 Bronze Doors, Scroll and Key Tomb, Richard Morris Hunt, 1901, Yale.
3.1.15 Defendants of New Haven, 1911, New Haven, CT. Overview of restored iron fence and bronze sculpture.
3.1.16 Battell Fountain, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Stanford White, 1889, Norfolk, CT. Repair of brass and bronze lamp fixtures.
3.1.17 Mobile, Burt, sheet copper, Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Mobile component after treatment.
3.1.18 Mobile, Burt, sheet copper, Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Mobile. Stainless steel swivel assembly with replacement part.
Different metals, such as aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, cast iron, lead, Core-ten steel, mild steel, stainless steel, and zinc have unique physical properties that allow them to be utilized in specific, advantageous ways. Likewise, each metal type has an innate set of limitations that contribute to its deterioration. General corrosion, galvanic corrosion, de-alloying corrosion, fatigue, inadequate design, misapplication, and external stress can all lead to eventual surface corrosion, deformation, cracks, failure and loss. Additionally, metal surfaces typically have aesthetic surface profiles, patinas and coatings that can degrade over time. The conservation of each metal object addresses material properties, inherent limitations, the contributing deterioration mechanisms within the given display environment, the desired structural goals, final aesthetic appearances and re-treatability.
Conserve ART Metal Treatments:
- Metal Analysis
- Coating Analysis
- Corrosion Removal
- Interior Investment Removal
- Joint Repairs
- Crack Repairs
- Replacement Elements
- Protective Coatings
- Structural Armatures
- Anchoring Systems