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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dollyver Family

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Conservation of the 24 “Dollyver” family member is finally complete!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ragsby Dollyver, Before & After

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In textile conservation, work was recently completed on “Ragsby Dollyver,” a “portrait” rag doll by Laura Turpin that may be the artist’s self-portrait.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll research pays off!

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What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Café service!

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The museum’s Terrace Café will make you a beautiful meal, but this week, they also lent a hand to conservation!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Fresh Laundry

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This week in textile conservation we did a load of laundry: doll clothes from the Dollyver family set of dolls currently undergoing conservation treatment.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll Transformation

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You may have seen a post about this doll a few weeks ago when her costume was undergoing treatment in the textile conservation lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dr. Dollworth gets an x-ray

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Last week, Conservation was lucky enough to have an on-site demonstration of digital x-ray by Cory Morriss from GE and Scott Hunley of RCON NDT.