Former Odessa Intern Preserves the Past at CCAHA
Brook Prestowitz, a past intern at Historic Odessa, now plays an important role in conservation and preservation as a Kress Fellow at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia.
Prestowitz recently restored four 44-year-old posters advertising an exhibition at The Louvre, fixing small tears, creases and abrasions and filling in losses to the printed media.
Brook also presented at the 2016 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting in Montreal in May, discussing her research in removing iron stains from paper.
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is one of the largest nonprofit conservation centers in the country. The center has conserved significant items associated with Benjamin Franklin and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania including original autographed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Photo: Prestowitz (second from left) was responsible for the restoration of the posters.