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X-rays in a Conservation Lab: Looking Into Our American Chairs

Catherine Coueignoux is an associate object conservator with an expertise in furniture conservation. In this post from the object conservation lab, she discusses a how X-rays can reveal otherwise unseen details about how a piece of furniture is constructed.

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Decades of Style

Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria, 1936 – 2008) for the House of Dior. “Refrain” Cocktail Dress, 1958. White silk surah printed with gray and black pebble pattern. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Iselin, Jr., 1959. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Clothes tell the story of an age.

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Paris in Late Winter: Lighting the Salon Doré

Our sense of a space is often deeply influenced by the lighting that reveals it. 

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Indispensable: Ben Venom
"Indispensable" is a monthly series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that they find essential to their work.
If the Sex Pistols had a sewing machine, it might have looked like this. 

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A Ladder to Heaven

Every culture tells a different story about what it means to die. 

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Divergence: Emerging Legacies

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