Reference Photo: Cindy Brady coat worn by actor Susan Olsen as she asks Santa Claus for a special wish on "The Brady Bunch". Acquired from actor Susan Olsen.
Being Conserved-Before: On the Cindy Brady coat, the foam sleeve headers were deteriorating and needed to be removed and the surface vacuumed
Before: Being Conserved-Before: As is common with fur pieces, this Davy Crockett cap was acquired by us having been previously damaged by a family pet. The tail had been torn off and needed to be re-integrated, ideally in a way that could be stored separately between exhibitions
After: Being Conserved-After: Sewn within small pockets are archival magnets that allow the severed tail of the Davy Crockett cap to be easily attached while on view to corresponding magnets within the cap
Reference Photo: The Doo Bee Character Costume circa 1970s
Being Conserved-Before: The Doo Bee character costume head. The face of the Do Bee will need to be cleaned with saliva on cotton swabs then the areas of loss filled in with Flugger (an acrylic spackle) and sanded to match the surrounding texture.
Conservation by Fine Arts Conservation LLC.
Being Conserved-After: The Doo Bee costume character head fills were painted with a combination of gouache, watercolor and Golden MSA Custom Colors (Golden Artist Colors).
Object Photo: Samantha Stevens Day Dress worn by actor Elizabeth Montgomery on "Bewitched"
Being Conserved-Before: On the Samantha Stevens day dress, its use and reuse in various productions was the proximate cause of rhinestone loss to the upper bodice; and many of the stones that formed three central flower clusters had to be carefully matched and replaced. Nearly exact stones were taken from inside the hem of a Lucille Ball dress from the same period and were reintegrated
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