The Thaw Conservation Center at The Morgan Library & Museum, a world-class laboratory for the conservation of works on paper and parchment—drawings, prints, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, fine bindings, and literary, historical, and music manuscripts—as well as a place for conservation studies, opened in February 2002. Occupying the entire 5,600-square-foot fourth floor of the historic Morgan House, the Thaw Center more than doubles the size of the previous conservation facilities and will afford broader investigation, treatment, and training opportunities. Designated areas accommodate wet and dry conservation treatments, book conservation, matting and framing, advanced seminars, graduate internships, postgraduate fellowships, and visiting scholars. The Center provides the safest environment for the care of objects as well as for the conservators who handle them.
The New York–based firm Samuel Anderson Architect designed the Thaw Center.
Margaret Holben Ellis, Professor of Conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, is the Director of The Thaw Conservation Center.
More from The Thaw Conservation Center:
- Jane Austen's Writing: A Technical Perspective
- Dürer and the Woodcut
- Edgar Degas
- Jim Dine: Drawing with Light
- Ingres at the Morgan: Materials and Methods
- Preserving a Masterpiece: "Desilking" A Christmas Carol
- From Drawing to Print: Abraham Bloemaert's Danaë Receiving the Golden Rain
- Titian's Heroes: A Forensic Analysis Detail of Titian drawing under normal light
- Jean-Joseph Chamant: The Lost Sketchbook
- Technical Analysis of The Crusader Bible
Margaret Holben Ellis, Director, Thaw Conservation Center
Reba Snyder, Conservator
Maria Fredericks, Drue Heinz Book Conservator