Tag Archives: photography

Solutions for a Sticky Problem, Part 1

Conservation is an ever-changing field, with new techniques, materials and approaches to preserving cultural heritage materials being continuously developed and refined. One way we in the IHS Conservation Department keep up with these changes is via our affiliation with the American Institute for Conservation, a national professional organization for conservators, conservation scientists, preservation experts and […]

Painting or Photograph? It might be both.

Feature photo: Portrait of Elizabeth Riddle, from our Highland Vicinity Neighborhood Collection, suffers from many of the common problems with crayon enlargements – the surface is scuffed and scratched in many places and the brittle board has cracked. The portrait was repaired with strips of thin, long-fiber paper adhered with wheat starch paste. Do you have […]

From the Street to the Sky: A Contemporary Photo History of Indianapolis

Urban renewal. Revitalization. Skyscrapers. It is rare that a collection comes along that so thoroughly documents the changes in the downtown Indianapolis landscape over 50 years. The Joseph and Georgia McGuire Photographs narrates this municipal transformation – overlapping chronologically with the W.H. Bass Photo Co. and the Larry Foster photography collections – and continues in […]