Conserving Claes Oldenburg’s Ice Bag-Scale C (1971) at the Whitney Museum. A thoughtful look at a major project–interesting to see how many non-conservators worked on this conservation project.


Lessons in photography through the lens of conservation.  

The IMA Blog has a number of good posts about photographs and their preservation.  These posts were written to highlight the work being done there as part of the award of a prestigious IMLS grant to survey and study the entire collection. Below are links to the posts.

Conserving our Photographs

A Discussion of Orotones

An Artist’s Decision to Frame

The Virtues and Potential Vices of Face-Mounted Photographs

A Tale of Two Weeges

Watch on

IMA conservator Kathleen Kiefer talks about Thornton Dial’s use of textiles in his artworks (very sparkly).