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Conservation Department Records

CON

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Source:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Creator:
Siegl, Theodore
Title:
Conservation Department Records
Date [inclusive]:
1957-1978
Call Number:
CON
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
None available.
Cite as:
[Item identification and date], [Series info.], Conservation Department Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.
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Biography/History

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 Contents

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler

Sponsor

Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation

Revision Description

Susie Anderson: New nodes and citation 1/20/2006

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.

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.

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Related Materials

Related Material

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
Personal Name(s)
  • Siegl, Theodore

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