The WACC Objects Department treats a wide range of three-dimensional art objects and artifacts.
Conservators perform condition assessment, documentation, and treatments on artworks and artifacts of all types, including:
- indoor and outdoor sculpture
- fine- and decorative-art objects
- textiles, costumes, and upholstery
- archeological, ethnographic, and historic artifacts
- contemporary artworks
WACC Objects conservators are skilled at treating an eclectic variety of materials, among them:
- textiles of all kinds
- bone, ivory, tortoiseshell, etc.
- leather, hide, fur, feathers, snakeskin, etc.
- plastics and man-made materials
The Objects Department also provides services related to collections care. Conservators design and fabricate custom mounts; perform facilities and collections surveys including outdoor collections; and provide consultations and services related to storage and transport. Conservators are available to conduct information seminars and training workshops on issues of importance to institutions and private owners alike, including safe care and handling practices; materials and methods of packing, storage, display and transportation; and annual maintenance and preservation of outdoor sculpture.
Fred Bronsted, Marble Figure, before and after cleaning. (The Taft School collection.)