Conservation Department Records
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Theodore Siegl was the Museum's first conservator, serving from 1955 to 1976. Prior to Siegl, conservation work was contracted to independent conservators.
Material includes correspondence and departmental records of Siegl, and some departmental records following Siegl. Of interest are Siegl's records of meetings and conferences of the International Institute for Conservation and the American Institute for Conservation.
These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.
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- Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
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- Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
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The collection is open for research.
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The Conservation Department Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.