Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Conservation Department Records Edit




  • 1957-1978 (Creation)


  • 2.5 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

    These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    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.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item identification and date], [Series info.], Conservation Department Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Related Material

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Conservation and Technical Research Collection.

  • Historical Note

    Theodore Siegl was the Museum's first conservator, serving from 1955 to 1976. Prior to Siegl, conservation work was contracted to independent conservators.

  • Scope and Content Note

    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.