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Clifford Craine, Head of Conservation

Clifford Craine

Cliff began his conservation career in 1972 as an apprentice at the Conservation Services Laboratory of the Detroit Institute of Art. In 1976, he completed an internship at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, in the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. He remained at the Fogg for seven years as a conservator of objects and sculpture. In 1983, he founded Daedalus, Inc. (formerly Dennis and Craine Associates) and, with Joshua Craine, currently serves as co-president.

Cliff’s vast body of work includes the conservation of sculptures and artifacts from numerous museum and private collections including the Toledo Museum of Art, List Visual Art Center at MIT, and The Boston Athenaeum. He has led conservation teams that treated hundreds of this country’s most important monuments, sculptures and memorials including Augustus St. Gauden’s Shaw Memorial bronze in Boston, MA, its plaster cast at the National Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Statue of Freedom sculpture on top of the U.S. Capital. He has conducted condition surveys for the pediment sculptures at the U. S. Capitol and the Supreme Court. He has also done collection surveys and CAP assessments for several museums and institutions including the Cantor Art Gallery and The Charles River Museum of Industry.

Cliff is a Fellow of the American Institute of Conservation and a member of the International Institute for Conservation. His many publications include The Examination and Treatment of a 6th century Openwork Lamp from the Byzantine Church of the Holy Sion, and The Conservation of Plaster Casts, and Coin Collections: Their Preservation, Classification and Presentation

Joshua Craine, Sculpture Conservator/Project Manager

Joshua Craine

Joshua has been working with Daedalus, Inc. since 1995, and became co-president in 2010. He has a degree from the University of Massachusetts and studied at the Universitia Lorenzo Di Medici in Florence, Italy. Joshua earned an Arc Welding Certificate at the Wentworth Institute, Boston, MA and a Laser Cleaning of Art Works Certificate at the Conservation Centre, National Museums of Liverpool, UK. Joshua is a certified installer of Jahn restoration mortars. He is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of Conservation.

Joshua has led the conservation efforts for treatment of numerous monuments, sculptures, and historic objects, including The John Stark Memorial in Manchester NH , The World War Memorial in Pittsfield MA, The Huey P. Long Memorial in Baton Rogue, LA and The Tomb Markers at Eliot Burying Ground in Roxbury, MA. Two of his most recent projects, the Soldiers Memorial in Jamaica Plain, MA and the Brewer Fountain in Boston, MA, won preservation awards from the Boston Preservation Alliance in 2011.

He is currently treating the sculptures in the Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC and leading the team conserving the sculptures on the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

In 2007 and 2008, Joshua lectured on the conservation of 17th and 18th century slate grave markers from King’s Chapel Burying Ground in Boston at the annual meetings of the Association for Gravestone Studies and the Association for Preservation Technologies.

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