The Wooden Artifacts Conservation Laboratory
Wooden Artifacts Conservation
The Wooden Artifacts Conservation Laboratory studies and treats furniture and other objects primarily composed of wood from the decorative and folk art collections. These objects include joined, carved, painted and gilded furniture, architectural fragments, household accessories, picture frames, and folk art. The lab is a large well-lit space with five free standing workbenches and fume extraction capabilities. In addition, there are a full modern woodshop and chemical storage/spray booth in separate rooms. Specialized equipment includes a Fourier Transform Infrared analytical microscope and floor standing stereomicroscopes.