Malott Commons Lunch Lecture :: Christopher Maines

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Scripps - Hampton Room
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Malott Commons
Malott Commons Office

Christopher Maines, Conservation Scientist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present “Scientific Analysis and Materials Research in the Conservation of Photographs.”

Scientific analysis of photographs yields information about the processes used to produce them and gives insight into the mechanisms of degradation that can endanger their survivability. Recent studies of historic coating techniques have added to the understanding of how early photographs were created and have important implications about how these objects should be conserved. Examples of analyses performed on photographs in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, including micro-fading tests, FT-IR of coating materials, and x-ray fluorescence identification of photographic processes, will be discussed.
Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons Dining Hall. Dessert and coffee are provided. Lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.Hampton Room is located above the Malott Commons Dining Hall on 9th Street and Columbia Avenue. 

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