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BATCOLUMN

BATCOLUMN

  August 15, 2016: Emmett Lodge (left) and Marcin Pikus (right) began painting the Batcolumn at the 100 foot level.   McKay Lodge conservators completed a GSA contract project during the fall of 2016 in the windy city of Chicago. Scaffolding went up in August in preparation for our second re-coating of Claes Oldenburg’s Batcolumn located at 600…

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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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CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

Sculpture Conservator Tom Podnar is mentioned in Carol Grissom’s talk “Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron Fountains with Zinc Statues”.  Tom is skilled at…

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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 the McKay Lodge Conservation…

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SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE CLEANING SYMPOSIUM

SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE CLEANING SYMPOSIUM

Conservator Jim Gwinner was a presenter and demonstrated 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 program was an opportunity for conservators and collection care specialists to explore the…

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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 sculptures and cleaning by use of…

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