Posts Tagged ‘Conservation’

Al Capone's Cell At ESP Keeps Conservators On Their Toes

Al Capone’s Cell At ESP Keeps Conservators On Their Toes

May 2, 2019  |  News

At Eastern State Penitentiary, layers of history reveal more mysteries inside a famous gangster's old prison cell. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

Diorama Restoration At The Academy of Natural Sciences Confronts Loss & Conquest

Diorama Restoration At The Academy of Natural Sciences Confronts Loss & Conquest

August 6, 2018  |  News

Conservators on the Parkway give 80-year-old specimens a good scrubbing, while examining science's shady past with new interpretation. Mabel Rosenheck has the story > more

I'm Still Here: Saving The Work Of Robert Cornelius

I’m Still Here: Saving The Work Of Robert Cornelius

September 1, 2017  |  Walk the Walk

In 1839, amateur chemist Robert Cornelius was experimenting with a new photographic process at his family's store in Center City. That fateful year, in an alley off of Chestnut Street, he would give birth to the world's first "selfie." Meet the conservator who is working to preserve the elusive portfolio of one of history's most influential photographers. Joe Brin has the story > more

Looks Like Wood, Rusts Like Metal

Looks Like Wood, Rusts Like Metal

April 23, 2012  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's row homes are often a bit plain at street level, but a look up to the roofline reveals a wealth of decorative metal cornices. We talk tin (and zinc, iron and lead) with expert conservator Adam Jenkins > more

Face-Lift At The Woodlands

Face-Lift At The Woodlands

November 3, 2011  |  Buzz

Impressive changes after years of seemingly endless deterioration to the Hamilton mansion > more