New challenges in photomodeling

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You know how some days/weeks just do not go the way you thought they were going to? New things pop up, projects that need immediate attention come to the forefront, and the plans you had change. Last week was that way for me, but in the absolute best way!

After a presentation that caught her eye at the recent American Institute of Conservation (AIC) Conference, Paige, the Museum’s Assistant Objects Conservator, approached me with a photo modeling project unlike anything I’ve previously attempted. She is working on a beautiful eagle stern board carving that will soon be going out on loan. To better photo-document the piece, Paige wanted to create an overview shot of the back of the board. Not so complicated, right?   Read more

USS Monitor Turret Mosaics in Civil War Times

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Our good friend Dr. Francis DuCoin has been busy!  Check out his new hi-def photo mosaics of the exterior and interior of USS Monitor‘s gun turret in the latest issue of Civil War Times. 

Additionally, he wrote a brief update on the slow but steady progress being made by conservators in the lab to stabilize the 120-ton wrought iron turret.    Read more