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Art Conservation, M.A., C.A.S.
Art Conservation Department
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Jiuan Jiuan Chen
A German cuckoo clock was treated during this project. The history and context of the clock are discussed and ethical issues regarding functional objects are considered. The clock’s primary condition issue was the deterioration of the leather bellows material, causing the clock to no longer whistle. New bellows were fabricated, using the surviving top and bottom blocks, and a variety of replacement bellows materials were tested and considered. The clock was reassembled and returned to working order, and aesthetic losses were addressed.
O'Shea, Maeve E R, "Treatment of a German Cuckoo Clock" (2023). Art Conservation Master's Projects. 16.
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