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The conservation program for the Whitney Studio Ceiling examined the multiple components that comprise the system: (1) the structural support of the ceiling, (2) the sculpted plaster substrate and (3) the original finish campaign (c. 1918-1923).  These elements were addressed through physical investigation of the site, survey and assessment of the existing conditions, along with the sampling and technical analysis of the plasters and finishes.  This data was compiled into an interpretive mock-up, developed through means of 3D laser scanning, digital modeling and fabrication.  
Lauren Drapala examining a sample through the microscope, 2011.