The Golden Pioneer

The Golden Pioneer

The 23-foot tall, 8.5 ton Golden Pioneer which adorns the capitol dome is a symbol of Oregon’s pioneering spirit. In 1938, a New York architect by the name of Francis Keally was commissioned to design Oregon’s third state capitol after the second one was lost to a fire. Keally commissioned a New Jersey artist Ulrich […]

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The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 7: “Finally, The Frame”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 7: “Finally, The Frame”

Upon seeing the painting after conservation my client wisely decided that addressing the frame would not only be prudent but be of great benefit to the painting as well. Having installed the painting into the frame with brackets and screws, the removal was easy and didn’t subject the painting to any unnecessary stress. Before any […]

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