Object Lab

Our Objects Lab has helped both individuals and organizations preserve their histories by caring for, preserving, and treating their precious artifacts.

Our past work includes everything from fantastic works of art, pieces of historical importance, and beloved personal objects.

We have treated:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Leather
  • Organic Materials
  • Composite Objects

In addition to the History Nebraska collections, we have worked with many museums, university libraries, and private clients. Anyone wanting to discuss a project or get some artifact preservation advice is encouraged to contact us.

Contact Us

Rebecca Cashman
Objects Conservator
402-595-1179
rebecca.cashman@nebraska.gov

Painting Frame Restoration

A century of wear and tear left the frame for a painting of Logan Fontenelle, last ruling Chief of the Omaha Tribe, in pretty bad shape. But the Objects Lab got it looking new again.

Creighton Side Saddle (Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three)

Mary Lucretia Creighton's saddle was in rough shape when we got it, but we got it looking right again.

Saint Anne Sculpture Restoration

When an Omaha church needed their Saint Anne statue fixed up, they turned to their local conservation pros.

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