Category: Restoration Projects

norlin library fire

Libraries collections largely unscathed after Feb. 9 fire

Norlin Library’s collections escaped serious damage in the early morning fire on Friday, Feb. 9. Even so, library preservationists and fire remediators are working to return all collections to service as soon as possible. 

colorado state archives soaked

State Archives Soaked

CBS Colorado – December 28, 2022 – Michael Abeyta – In the basement of an unassuming building, just a block from the Colorado State Capital sits a paper trail that tells the story of the state’s history…
One week ago, during the historic cold snap that rolled through the State, a pipe burst and leaked water all over the documents.

Marshall Fire Art Restoration

Marshall Fire Art Restoration Project – 2022 Fox 31 highlights the efforts of Colorado Art Restoration to help victims of the 2021 Marshall Fire bring their most precious pieces back to life.

a place for miracles documentary

A Place of Miracles

The restoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Please enjoy this 24 minute documentary on the restoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Antonito, Colorado.  Produced by Down to Earth Media, it details the work involved in the total restoration of the artwork and sculptures that were affected by a fire that spread thru…
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portrait restoration

Preserving Family Portrait

Passed down for generations, this family portrait was involved in a water loss where it was directly exposed to glycol and insulation. After the painting was preemptively stabilized and cleaned, further evaluation revealed evidence of previous restoration, contaminated varnish, uneven fills, voids and heavy overpainting.