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Conference of Conservation

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by in The OFI Blog |

Dr. John Davis, Provost and Under Secretary for Museums, Education, and Research providing opening remarks

On Thursday 6/13/19 Fellows from around the Smithsonian gathered at the Smithsonian Museum Support Center (MSC) to present about their research and findings related to material conservation. Fellows and their research topics are listed below:

Beth Knight – Characterization and Removal of Rust Stains on Native Tanned Hide and Sinew

Christine Romano – Conserving a Conservator’s Paintings: Research and Preventative Care of Paintings by Felrath Hines from the NMAAHC Collection

Leah Bright – New Analyses of a Codex and a Lienzo from the National Museum of the American Indian Collection

Yuqi Chock – Chinese Lacquer Furniture: Condition Survey & Treat Case Studies from the Freer|Sackler

Claire Taggart/Vincent Dion – Elastomers, Complex Artworks, and a Case for Collaboration at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Caitlin Colleary – Microwave-Assisted Acid Digestion for Whole Bone Proteomics

Aleksandra Popwich – Investigating the Fabrication of Ancient Metal Threads Using Scanning Electron Microscopy With Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy and Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Boyoung Lee – Studies in Silk: Species Identificaiton of Silks Using Protein Mass Spectrometry and Beyond