Paper conservation Articles

Grizzly Giant with Troop F in Mariposa Big Tree Grove, California after treatment
Howard Clinton Tibbitts, Grizzly Giant with Troop F in Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park, 1899. Gelatin silver print, 39 3/8 x 29 7/16 in. Gift of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company...
Hans Weiditz’s Athena and Arachne from Von der Artzney Bayder Gluck. 1532. Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Hans Weidtiz’s Athena and Arachne is a ghoulish print. Over 450 years old, this...
Working in the paper lab
Works on paper often have a long history and hide many clues that tell their story. Take a closer look and the artwork might reveal some of its secrets.In the first in a series focusing on the hidden world of works on paper...
A group of people stand around a printed artwork being peeled off of a table.
This post was submitted by Ann Dawson, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Travel ChairThe Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco possess a rich collection of works on paper, ranging from prints by Ed Ruscha, to Works...
A conservator installing the web-like construction by Mattew Picton
In 2004 artist Matthew Picton laid a sheet of plastic over the cracks in the asphalt of a playground. He traced the cracks and painted them with black enamel paint. Then he carefully cut and burned away the plastic...
Conservation intern Laura Neufeld works on Pier Gustafson's paper suitcase
One of the most exciting aspects of working in paper conservation at the Legion of Honor is the variety of objects encountered on a daily basis. When working on a 17th-century print, for example, conservation intern Laura...
Delff detail
The special exhibition Rembrandt’s Century, currently on view alongside Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, is striking both in its breadth and for the fact that the works...
Boite en Valise
Museum visitors currently have the opportunity to look inside a rare treasure normally kept locked in dark storage. Marcel Duchamp: The Book and the Box, currently on view in the Logan Gallery at the Legion of Honor...
Mark Garrett
Will Work for Art introduces you to the people who make the Fine Arts Museums work. Today, we visit the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts where we meet Mark Garrett, a senior museum technician. Originally from Tennessee...
Foundation of Cliff House
Before there were digital image files and even before there was film, photographers captured images on glass plate negatives. In the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco there are over seventy of these glass...