Size: 81 Linear feet
Summary: The Cranmer Art Group records document the professional activities of Dana Cranmer and her art conservation studio. The earliest records date to 1985-87 and document private conservation work undertaken by Dana Cranmer prior to opening Cranmer Art Conservation in 1988. The bulk of the collection consits of client files that document the work of Cranmer and her studio from 1988 until its closure in 2021.
Client files are organized chronologically by year, and alphabetically by client within each year and contain correspondence, condition reports, notes, analysis and treatment recommendations, and documentation of treatments performed. Certain artists with whom Cranmer had especially extensive relationships (e.g. Brice Marden and Ellsworth Kelly) have their own dedicated sets of records. Photographic materials (primarily 35mm color slides) are also organized chronologically by year, and alphabetically by artist within each year. Additional photographic materials document artworks in the studio, the CAG team at work in the studio and various offsite locations.