The Silent Treatment

60 Years of Collaboration in Art and Heritage Conservation

For 60 years ICA - Art Conservation has provided top-notch conservation and preservation services from its home in Northeast Ohio to organizations and individuals throughout its Midwest region and around the globe. Due in part to the fact that the best conservation is invisible, most visitors to the great collections served by ICA never realize the important role conservation plays in keeping our cultural treasures "alive" for future generations.

Fortunately, ICA has established relationships with museums and collections across the region, lending us the opportunity to connect with their audiences. Thanks to a grant from The George Gund Foundation and ongoing support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council, ICA has mounted a unique new exhibit that engages visitors at museums, historical societies, public collections, and in the vast online community.

The Silent Treatment: 60 Years of Collaboration in Art & Heritage Conservation, is an exhibition of artwork and cultural objects treated by ICA, with the expressed goal of improving public understanding of the art and science behind artwork and artifact conservation while heightening awareness of ICA and its important role in saving cultural treasures.

This exhibition, the first in ICA's history, is a retrospective of great pieces treated by ICA over the past 60 years. It can be viewed here on the web as a comprehensive exhibit, while the objects and artworks are on display at sites throughout Northeast Ohio and ICA's Midwest region. For a complete list of participants, please go to Locations to see the interactive map portion of this site.

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