Chester County Historical Society

Log Number: MA-245466-OMS-20

Chester County Historical Society will provide treatment and conservation for six paintings rendered in the 19th and 20th centuries that represent important subjects by local and regional artists. The paintings were identified as top preservation priorities in an IMLS-funded paintings conservation survey, and all of the paintings are damaged and unstable, with flaking paint and surface grime. It is impossible to exhibit them or to create photo reproductions for public use. However, with treatment and conservation, all six paintings will become available for interpretation, education, and scholarship to a broad audience for the first time.