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BATCOLUMN

BATCOLUMN

UPDATE August 15, 2016: Emmett Lodge (left) and Marcin Pikus (right) begin painting the Batcolumn at the 100 foot level.             McKay Lodge…

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PAINTING A ROSATI SCULPTURE

PAINTING A ROSATI SCULPTURE

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION at THE OHIO CONSERVATION CENTER: Outdoor sculpture conservation is one of our…

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TRAVERTINE SCULPTURE BY DOUG HYDE TREATED

TRAVERTINE SCULPTURE BY DOUG HYDE TREATED

McKay Lodge Conservation's stone conservator Marcin Pikus recently traveled to New Mexico to treat an untitled artwork by Doug Hyde in the plaza in front of the Federal Courthouse in Albuquerque.  Originally designed as a fountain,…

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TESTING BRONZESHIELD WITH DR. BATTOCHI

TESTING BRONZESHIELD WITH DR. BATTOCHI

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION: Protective coatings for outdoor sculpture conservation are constantly being evaluated by our firm. For four days in a cold week of March 2013, polymer scientist Dante Battochi, D.Eng., PhD of Elinor Specialty Coatings, Fargo, ND, conducted field trials of the new protective coating BronzeShield with staff and some monumental bronze here at…

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SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE CLEANING SYMPOSIUM

SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE CLEANING SYMPOSIUM

Conservator Jim Gwinner will be a presenter and demonstrating CO2 cleaning equipment at the September 2015 symposium: Ice Cold: Solid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning Symposium at the Lunder Conservation Center and the Hirshhorn Museum of Art. This full day…

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CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART CO2 CLEANINGS

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART CO2 CLEANINGS

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATION: This summer (2014) McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory was contracted to work with the conservators at the Cleveland Museum of Art to remove a failed protective coatings and reapply new ones to three sculptures, including Rodin’s iconic sculpture The Thinker. Similar work was performed on all outdoor…

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