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WAAC Newsletter

From: Elizabeth C. Welsh <aaphw>
Date: Sunday, August 29, 1993
The Sept. 1993 "WAAC Newsletter" is now available. Of special interest:

    Eradication of Insect Pests in Museums Using Nitrogen, by Vinod
        Daniel, Gordon Hanlon, and Shin Maekawa.  Conservation
        scientists from the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul
        Getty Museum give a practical description of this anoxic method
        for treating insect-infested objects.

    Sheldon Keck: Publications. A bibliography of 48 publications by
        Sheldon Keck, who died this past summer. He was a pioneer in
        American "scientific" conservation and a leader in the
        development of art conservation training.

    Conductivity Measurements, by Werner Zimmt. The accuracy of a group
        of small, portable conductivity-measuring devices was evaluated
        in comparison to a conventional conductivity bridge.  These
        smaller instruments are particularly convenient for
        archaeological field labs, to monitor the conductivity of the
        water when ceramics are soaked to remove salts.

    Conservation at Mission San Xavier del Bac, by Jason L. Metcalfe. An
        overview of the past and current work at a late-18th-century
        Spanish Colonial mission near Tucson, Arizona. "Traditional"
        techniques to protect the exterior have been readopted, and the
        interior murals are in the process being cleaned. Funding and
        coordination has been innovative.

    Book Reviews: "Guide to the Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture" (Naude
        and Wharton) is reviewed by New York-based outdoor sculpture
        consultant Nancy Heller. "Conservation of Plastics: An
        Introduction to Their History, Manufacture, Deterioration,
        Identification, and Care" (Morgan) is reviewed by decorative
        arts conservator Don Sale, of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Also: All the usual "WAAC Newsletter" columns, plus a preliminary
schedule for the WAAC Annual Meeting (2-5 October 1993).

Separate issues cost $10 postpaid. Send check payable to WAAC to:
Elizabeth Welsh, WAAC Nl Editor/1213 W. San Miguel Ave./Phoenix AZ

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:24
                 Distributed: Tuesday, August 31, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-24-001
Received on Sunday, 29 August, 1993

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