Preservation

Method and Style in Restoration


Preservation, restoration, National Trust for Historic Preservation, traveling exhibitions

Design to Preserve: Part 2


Developing a preservation system at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to protect Product Design and Decorative Arts collection objects on new compact storage units began with identifying specific design requirements (see Design to Preserve: Part 1). Object Conservators at the Museum are currently selecting and testing archival materials to create adaptable and effective support components for long-term storage of the collection.
Preservation, storage, conservators, archival materials, aging experiment, Oddy test

Design To Preserve: Part 1


A critical element of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Re:Design project is a new off-site conservation, study, and storage facility, designed to the highest preservation standards and built over the past several years.
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Claudy Jongstra at the U.N.


Dutch designer Claudy Jongstra recently showcased her tapestries of raw wool and silk here in New York at the United Nations.
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Made by Hand: Alabama Chanin


The evening of May 19th capped off a three-day residency at the Cooper-Hewitt for Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of the design studio Alabama Chanin. Chanin, one of the founders of the burgeoning “slow fashion” movement, followed up her two-day Design Directions workshop for teenagers with an hour-long public lecture and book signing. 
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