Research & Collections News
January 24, 2022
Innovation through Litigation: A Gunfight in Patent Court
Prior to becoming patent model curator, I processed a group of weapons that the St. Andrews School donated to Hagley in 2019. A. Felix du Pont, founder of the school, collected these weapons. They were displayed in custom exhibit cases in the dining hall for many decades.
January 19, 2022
Update 2022: The Cinecraft Collection at Hagley
This year marks our third year of working to preserve our Cinécraft Productions sponsored film collection. Founded in 1939, Cinécraft specializes in commercial productions for business, industry, trade organizations, and, in some cases, government agencies and social service organizations.
November 17, 2021
Museum Collections: A FACELIFT FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY MARKER
In 1951, the DuPont Company commissioned Domenico Mortellito, a Wilmington, Delaware sculptor, to create a bronze plaque depicting the founder of the DuPont Company, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the company.
November 17, 2021
Removing Stains from Historic Paper and Textiles: Don’t Shout it Out!
In the field of conservation, paper, photographs, and textiles are treated separately by specialists who have trained in the preservation of each of these materials. However, items on paper and many cloth articles have something in common: being made from plant material (cellulose).
October 25, 2021
Julius Potocsny and "Mobile" Phones from Ohio Bell, 1966
The Cinecraft digitization project continues. We currently have over 300 films digitized and online through the digital archives. Hagley's Audiovisual Digitization Archivist, Ona Coughlan, has been churning out a steady stream of films since the project began in 2020.