Conservation by Smithsonian fellows
On Thursday 6/14/18 fellows from around the Smithsonian offered talks about their research and findings related to material conservation.
Fellows and their research topics are listed below:
Alba Alvarez Martin– Optimization of the off-gassing analysis of complex museum objects. Case study: The Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz
Irene Finkelde– Fluid Preservation Chemistry: an investigation into methods of testing fluids
used to preserve natural history specimens
Miriam Hiebert– Evaluating the Effect of Surface Preparation Techniques on the Defect Density
in ALD TiO2 Films on Glass
Arianna Carini– Cadmium Plating in Scientific and Technological Collections
Christine Romano– Study and Treatment of Modern Oil Paintings from the NMAAHC Collection
Janelle Batkin-Hall-Dyeing to Know: Red Dye Characterization of a Kissi Figure Textile
Nora Frankel– Untangling Indian Hemp: Understanding and Identifying Common Plant Fibers Used by Native Americans in the Woodlands Region
Leah Bright– The Early Stages of a Technical Study on Two Nahua Historical Records at NMAI
Kendra Chritz– Using the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African mammal collections for ecological reconstruction and conservation
Thank you to all who participated in this conservation conference.