Collections of Saint-Gaudens
1) If I have a question about Saint-Gaudens, his family, or his art who should I ask?
2) What kinds of objects are in the collection at the site?
3) How are the collections kept in good condition?
The park is always working to keep the collection in good condition. Conservation work is done by the National Park Service Northeast Museum Collections Conservation Branch in Lowell, Massachusetts, or by other qualified institutions.
4) If I am doing research on Augustus Saint-Gaudens what do I do to access the archives and collection?
The major collection of archives about Saint-Gaudens is at the Rauner Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. and can be reached at either (603) 646-0538 or at www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/
5) I think I have a sculpture by Saint-Gaudens. Who can authenticate it?
The park cannot appraise works of art, but will be happy to provide a general assessment of a work of art, and whether or not it is by Saint-Gaudens.
6) If I want to donate an object to the park what is the procedure?
Contact the Curator, Henry Duffy
Did You Know?
Bas-relief is the most difficult form of sculpture. The detail is achieved by the way that light strikes the relief’s shallow surface, creating shadows that give an illusion of depth. Some of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ portrait reliefs are only 1/8th of an inch deep.