Perhaps, for me, the most rewarding work related experience of this past year was to assist the John Greenleaf Whittier Home, a National Historic Landmark, with an insurance claim which involved a burst heating pipe that occurred in January. Over two dozen works on paper (including photography), oil portraits, Victorian furniture, woodwork and furnishings were damaged by water associated with condensed steam. Working closely with the Whittier Home Association President we were able to negotiate with their insurance adjuster to bring in a team of conservation experts of our choosing. This control guaranteed that the best results would be achieved because the many priceless artifacts were being managed under our watchful eye and control locally. Please visit the John Greenleaf Whittier Home in Amesbury, MA in 2016.