Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! I’m sure many of you think your mothers are the best, but you’re all wrong. Mine is. No questions. Not up for debate. Thank you very  much… …is what I would’ve said had Mary had not already held that spot, sorry, Jesus. I very much dread to think what my life would…

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Medieval Portland: Photo documentation

I checked out a camera from the Portland State University VA office hoping to get some better shots of the poetry book. I was highly discouraged from using flash (for good reason), but if I made do with what I could. Unfortunately, since I left, it looks like the damage has gotten slightly worse. The gold…

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Imperial Monterey Session 2: Gunk Scraping!

In my past conservation projects, I learned that a crucial part about conservation may involve fixing past repairs, usually made by owners and sometimes fix-it shops. Weeks 2 and 3 of my internship at MPF Conservation were such a reminder of this fact. During the second week, Katie and I went shopping for strapping leather at Oregon…

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