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                                                                                              www.ccaha.org
                                                                                              (215) 545-0613
                                                                                              Philadelphia, PA 19103
                                                                                              264 South 23rd Street
   The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit conser-
   vation laboratory serving cultural, research, and educational institutions, as well as




                                                                                                                                      C O N S E RVAT I O N C E N T E R
   individuals and private organizations nationwide. CCAHA’s mission is to provide
   expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage. CCAHA
   specializes in the treatment of photographic materials and works of art and artifacts on
   paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, rare books, scrap-
   books, and manuscripts, as well as related materials such as parchment and papyrus.




                                                                                                                       for Art and Historic Artifacts
   CCAHA is one of the largest regional conservation laboratories in the country
   specializing in the treatment of photographic materials and works of art and
   historic artifacts on paper.
   On average, CCAHA conservators complete treatment on more than 6,000 items
   for over 400 clients annually at CCAHA’s 10,500-square-foot facility in Philadelphia.
   CCAHA offers on-site consultation services, educational programs and seminars,
   fellowships, internships, and emergency conservation services.
   CCAHA has state-of-the-art secure storage and fire suppression.
   CCAHA can handle complex, large-scale projects.
   CCAHA can assist with storage and exhibition planning.

   Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
   264 South 23rd Street
   Philadelphia, PA 19103
   215.545.0613
   www.ccaha.org

   Cover:

   Eadweard Muybridge, Motion
   Study of Horse and Rider,
   1884. Plate 621 in Animal
   Locomtion: An Electro-
   Photographic Investigation of
   Consecutive Phases of Animal
   Movements, 1872-1885.
   Courtesy of the Rare Book and
   Manuscript Library, University
   of Pennsylvania

   Inside pages:

   F.A. Rinehart, No. 867 Swift
   Dog, Sioux, Omaha, 1898.
   Courtesy of the University of
   Pennsylvania Museum.

   Steve Schapiro, Marianne                                                                                                                                              C O N S E R VA T I O N C E N T E R
                                                                                                                                                                                    for Art and Historic Artifacts
   Moore at Capote’s Black and
   White Ball, for Life Magazine,
   1966. Courtesy of the
   Rosenbach Museum &
   Library, Philadelphia.
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   Excellence                                                                                                Expertise
   “The staff and services of CCAHA are exemplary. I have entrusted many valuable photographs by             “CCAHA’s highly trained photograph conservators offer superb guidance on the
   Thomas Eakins to their care and have been extremely happy with the results.”                              preservation of large and small photograph collections. Their expertise and practical
                                                                                                             knowledge ensure that these materials—daguerreotypes, tintypes, albumen and
   — Cheryl Leibold, Archivist,                                                                              silver gelatin prints, glass plate negatives, cellulose nitrate film, and digital print
     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts                                                                   media—will be preserved for the enrichment of future generations.”

   Photographs require special attention. Whether it                                                         — Debra Hess Norris, Chair, Art Conservation Department, University of Delaware
   is an iconic image hanging in a museum or a
   cherished family photograph, these materials have                                                         With degrees from the top conservation
   unique properties that require specialized treat-                                                         schools, active membership and involve-
   ment techniques and proper conservation housing.                                                          ment in professional organizations, and
                                                                                                             training in the latest technologies, CCAHA
   The Conservation Center for Art and Historic                                                              photograph conservators are recognized
   Artifacts (CCAHA) is the only regional conservation                                                       experts in their field. They have completed a
   laboratory in the United States that has four          Before treatment, detail                           wide variety of projects including: 654 over-
   conservators specializing in the treatment of pho-                                                        size albumen photographs by William Rau
   tographic prints and other photographic materials.                                                        of the Pennsylvania Railroad; a complete set
                                                                                                             of the “Animal Locomotion Studies” of
   CCAHA photograph conservators have over 30                                                                Eadweard Muybridge; original photographs
   years of combined expertise in treating black-and-                                                        of the Philadelphia 1876 Centennial
                                                                                                             Exposition; an album of early Beatles photo-




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Housing
   white and color prints; 19th century photographs
   including salted paper, albumen, collodion and                                                            graphs; mammoth plate albumen prints of
   platinum prints, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and                                                           the west by W.H. Jackson; and individual




                                                                                                                                                                                                         and
   tintypes; and negatives and positives on glass and                                                        photographs by artists such as Thomas
   film. They also have experience with contemporary                                                         Eakins, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Berenice
   processes created from digital files, such as ink                                                         Abbot, Eugene Atget, Gilbert and George,




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Framing
                                                          After treatment, detail
   jet prints.                                                                                               Gertrude Kasebier, Andy Warhol, Edward S.
                                                                                                             Curtis, and Man Ray.
   CCAHA photograph conservators utilize the most
   current conservation techniques available and stay                                                                                                   CCAHA photograph conservators have
   abreast of advances in the fields through continuing                                                                                                 coordinated major treatment projects,
   education and research. Treatment may incorpo-                                                                                                       overseen disaster recovery, and presented
   rate techniques based in paper conservation;                                                                                                         educational programs for the stewards of
   however, photographs are often complex objects                                                                                                       photograph collections.
   with components ranging from paper and gelatin,
   to glass, plastic and metal requiring unique                                                                                                         CCAHA’s photograph conservators have           Proper housing and framing is vitally important to all works of art, and especially to
   approaches. CCAHA book conservators provide the                                                                                                      conducted surveys and consultations for        photographs. Photographic images are prone to chemical deterioration by pollution
   additional expertise needed to treat photographic                                                                                                    important photographic collections at insti-   and poor quality housing materials. Deterioration of photographs is often caused by
   album structures.                                                                                                                                    tutions, such as the Barnes Foundation, the    contact with poor quality papers or mats and yellowing and fading may be exacerbated
                                                                                                                                                        Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia     by improper lighting, humidity, and temperature. However, with the appropriate glazing,
   CCAHA is a resource for all your photograph                                                                                                          Museum of Art, Ellis Island National           housing, and storage—including a sealed package—the lifespan of photographic
   conservation needs.                                                                                                                                  Monument, the U.S. Naval Academy, and          materials can be extended for generations. CCAHA staff is experienced in creating
                                                                                                                                                        National Park Service sites, among others.     custom framing and housing for non-standard objects such as oversized or
                                                                                                                                                                                                       warped photographs.
                                                          Opaltype. S.P. Melcher, 1929, Private Collection