Aiken-Rhett House

48 Elizabeth St Charleston

Conservation in Charleston/Aiken-Rhett House
Warren Lasch Conservation Center
Written By Warren Lasch Conservation Center

Visit the historic Aiken-Rhett House Museum, one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes in the nation, and see the portrait of Harriet Aiken. The conservation of the Harriet Aiken painting and its frame brought together the collective conservation skills of the WLCC, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and professional conservators Catherine Rodgers and Nancy Newton of Charleston, SC.

Aiken-Rhett House Museum

The WLCC provided space for off-site analysis and cleaning of the painting and frame restoration. The WLCC team recorded the painting using x-ray and advanced color 3D scanning techniques, creating a virtual record of the painting for documentation and educational purposes.

Clemson, Historic Charleston Foundation partner to conserve Aiken-Rhett painting

Conservation in Charleston

Aiken-Rhett House

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