This object was treated before being exhibited in: Climate in Crisis (Brooklyn Museum, February 2020). The exterior surfaces were mechanically cleaned overall to remove dust and dirt using a soft, natural bristle brushes and a vacuum equipped with HEPA filter. The feathers were preened by gently manipulating to reduce distortions.The adhesive residue was reduced from the wooden base using solvents and mechanical action. The feathers were gently manipulated to redirect the distorted tips. The accession number was remove from the upper side of the base and reapplied to the underside where it was no longer visible.

Parfleche c. 1900s

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

  • Documentation
  • Overall surface cleaning
  • Textually and photographically document
  • Clean thorns
  • Consolidate leather
  • Reattach thorns
  • Create storage housing

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

  • Documentation
  • Overall surface cleaning
  • Consolidation and visual integration of paint layers
  • Stabilization and reconstruction of proper left wheel
  • Stabilization and visual integration of luggage rack, seats, and steering column
  • Humidify and reshape seat cushions
  • Repair broken metal tab on seats
  • Apply corrosion inhibitor to boiler
  • Storage housing construction
Horn Basket c. 1828-1840

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

  • Disassembly
  • Overall surface cleaning
  • Repair of broken panel
  • Removal of old restoration
  • Loss compensation
  • Reassembly

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

  • Removal from frame
  • Enclose in temporary chamber
  • Removal from mat
  • Consolidation of paint media
  • Loss compensation
  • Mat and reframe

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

  • Overall surface cleaning
  • Reduction of surface bloom
  • Humidify and reshape
  • Storage housing construction