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Historic Research

Prior to finalizing preservation plans, assessments and treatment proposals, it is recommended to review historic documents related to the project. Past articles, photographs, postcards, drawings, and reports can provide invaluable information for the replication of missing elements, selection of historic coatings and patinas, the understanding of proposed and actual construction methodologies, the design and location of anchors and armatures, etc.

Documents can be found online, in local libraries, historical societies, newspapers, state archives, and national archives, such as the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Findings are reviewed and assimilated into preservation documentation and may be used to develop appropriate treatment procedures.

Conserve ART Historic Research Services:

  • ŸReview of Client Materials
  • ŸResearch
  • ŸFindings Review
  • Documentation and Recommendations

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