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Seeking a public art conservation and maintenance intern

We’re seeking an undergraduate college student for a 15- to 18-week internship to support our public art conservation and maintenance program this summer.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable knowledge of public art conservation.  The intern will perform maintenance and conservation activities including pressure-washing, sanding, filing,… [ Keep reading ]

A few art conservation tips

Ever wonder how to clean the surface of a sculptural artwork without using toxic chemicals?  Blasting media is a type of clean technology that can be used to prepare or clean almost any surface. It’s similar to sandblasting, but the range of products used are some of the most diverse… [ Keep reading ]

Here’s a tip for preserving artworks

If you’re interested in preserving your photographs, you are probably already aware that the sun is the biggest enemy of photographic images. Keep in mind that fluorescent light bulbs will also accelerate fading. But because regular window glass is 97% ultraviolet reflective, you’ll achieve a great deal of protection simply… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer Park’s Black Sun restored

Most Seattleites and tourists to the city have journeyed at least once to see the panorama of the city replete with the Space Needle, as framed by the circular sculpture at Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. Affectionately referred to as the “donut” by locals, Black Sun (1969) by Isamu Noguchi is… [ Keep reading ]

Neon lighting on Seattle Repertory Theatre restored

Our conservation staff has just restored the neon lighting on the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Neon for the Bagley Wright Theater (1983) by Stephen Antonakos. The lighting was damaged by a storm last year that left several sections of the neon dark. Over time the weather had taken a toll on… [ Keep reading ]