Museum Conservation

Preserving Your Family Antiques & Heirlooms

2014-11-02T08:00:13-05:00November 2nd, 2014|

Members, please join us on Friday, November 21st, 11:30am-12:30pm, in our exhibit, At Home With the Harns to talk about how you can display and use your collection in your home. We will also share tips on best ways to incorporate your treasures into your holiday decorating scheme. Reservations are required for this event. Please R.S.V.P. to Matt McKay (904) 829-0745 ext. 218 or mmckay[at]staugustinelighthouse.org by Nov. 18th.  Your antiques, art and other collections reflect [...]

A Longer Life for your Family Treasures

2014-09-28T06:00:54-04:00September 28th, 2014|

With proper care, family treasures can be enjoyed for generations. ”Don’t Touch!” is a familiar museum mantra. Art and antiques are roped off or sealed into glass cases and visitors are expected to maintain a respectful distance. This is certainly important for delicate art, fragile textiles and rare treasures, but are we really getting a sense of the object and the people who used it? An antique automobile can be as beautiful as [...]