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New list--Materials-L

From: James Martin <james.s.martin>
Date: Sunday, February 4, 1996
New list on Materials Testing: MATERIALS-L

A new listserv called MATERIALS-L has been established at

    listserver [at] williams__edu.

The purpose of MATERIALS-L is to (1) facilitate discussion about the
use, reliability and application of current methods for testing the
suitability of materials for use in storage, exhibition and
conservation of archival, artistic and historic works, and (2) to
facilitate cooperative research into more reliable, quantitative and
systematic approaches to materials testing.

MATERIALS-L will be of interest to persons who are responsible for
the care and preservation of archival, artistic and historic works,
and is directly accessible to persons who are actively involved in
materials testing (e.g., conservation scientists, conservators,
collection managers, etc.).  For the broader conservation/museum
community, discussion on MATERIALS-L will be periodically edited and
bundled for distribution via the Conservation DistList, and will be
archived at Conservation OnLine (CoOL,

Persons who are actively involved in materials testing and would
like to subscribe to MATERIALS-L may do so by providing the
information included in the following example (e-mail to
james.s.martin [at] williams__edu.):

  NAME:                   James Martin
  E-MAIL ADDRESS:         james.s.martin [at] williams__edu
  TITLE (OR JOB):         Director of Analytical Services and
                          Research/Associate Conservator of Paintings
  POSTAL ADDRESS:         Williamstown Art Conservation Center, 225
                          South Street, Williamstown, MA, USA
  PHONE:                  413-458-5741
  FAX:                    413-458-2314
  TESTING METHODS:        Oddy, Hopwood, Beilstein, sodium-azide,
                          extraction, PLM, FM, FT-IR, SEM-EDS
  RESEARCH AREAS:         Artists' materials and techniques,
                          Materials characterization, Applications
                          of analysis to practical conservation
  MATERIALS-L:            Concerns over the reliability and
              application of current methods of materials testing;
              Desire to facilitate discussion of these issues and a
              develop more reliable and quantitative methods for
              materials testing.

MATERIALS-L is co-owned by Williams College and James Martin.
Questions and comments about MATERIALS-L should be addressed to
james.s.martin [at] williams__edu.

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