• Part of a roofline shows from one building. Trees with fall color leaves on them fill most of the photo. A lamp-post is near center of the photo.

    Harpers Ferry Center

Decorative Art Objects Laboratory

Treatments from this lab can be innovative and often use new technology and materials to repair and compensate for losses in artifacts. This laboratory treats decorative arts and historic objects including glass, ceramics, stone, metal, and ivory as well as composites including gilded pieces. The lab has treated porcelains which belonged to Robert E. Lee and Bartholdi’s original plaster model of the Statue of Liberty.

Before and After: Statue

a statue is shown, broken in half
Statue Before Treatment
the statue is now shown put back together and intactStatue After Treatment

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