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EAS conservation sessions

From: John Scott <jscott>
Date: Friday, July 31, 1998
This year the Eastern Analytical Symposium's annual technical
sessions of papers on current work in conservation science and
analysis are scheduled for the mornings and afternoons of November
17 and 18, at the Garden State Convention Center near New Brunswick,
New Jersey, USA.  The first day's special topic is Textile
Conservation; the second day's papers are on a range of current
topics. EAS is an annual international meeting of analytical
chemistry, November 15-10 this year.

Detailed information and list of sessions, session chairs and
speakers are available on the EAS web page at
<URL:> and by
contacting the EAS office at 302-738-6218 or easinfo [at] aol__com

In cooperation with
    New York Conservation Foundation
    c/o NYConsnCtr [at] aol__com

For information (registration, housing, local transportation):
    easinfo [at] aol__com

Eastern Analytical Symposium 1998
    Nov. 15-20, 1998   Somerset, NJ
EAS 1998 Conservation Science Technical Sessions
    November 17-18, 1998:

Day One: Materials Analysis in the Conservation of Textiles

Morning session, sponsored by Test Fabrics, Inc.
    Chaired by Denyse Montegut, Chair of Museum Studies, F I T
    Graduate Division

    Opening remarks

    Nancy Kerr, University of Alberta
        Application of phytolith analysis to the identification of

    Mohan Srinivasarao (co-author  Ye Song), N. Carolina State
        Confocal microscopy and its use in the study of dye

    S. Kay Obendorf, Cornell University
        Aging of oily solids on textiles: chemical changes upon
        oxidation and interaction with fibers

    Gregory Young  (co-author Season Tse), Canadian Conservation
        Chemical and physiochemical approaches to assessing silk

    Charlotte Jirousek, Cornell University
        Local or imported?  Dimensional characterization of silk
        fibers using light microscopy

 Afternoon session, sponsored by Test Fabrics, Inc.
    Co-Chaired & Remarks by: Mary W. Ballard, Smithsonian Center for
    Materials Research and Education and Dr. Norman Indictor,
    Brooklyn College Department of Chemistry

    Dr. John Winter, Freer Gallery of Art/Sackler Gallery of Art
        How to characterize and distinguish woven silk used in East
        Asian paintings

    Dr. George Taylor, Textile Research Associates,
    North Yorkshire, UK
        Dyes I have known and how I got to know them

    Jan Wouters, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (IRPA),
        Application of modern analytical equipment to dye analysis
        in textile research

    A. J. Timothy Jull, University of Arizona
        Accelerator radiocarbon dating of artworks, textiles and

    Dr. Jan Heinemeier, University of Aarhus, Denmark
        Application of radiocarbon dating to textile authentication

Day Two: Analysis in Archeology, Architecture and Art

    Morning Session
    Chaired by Shelley Sass, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine
    Arts,  NYU

    Opening remarks

    Renee Stein, The Cloisters
        Technical study of deteriorating soft clay sculptures using
        XRF and FTIR spectroscopy

    Gerri Ann Strickler, Buffalo State University
        Use of ESCA for investigation of barriers to staining for
        moldmaking materials

    Sara Nunberg, (co-author Lawrence Becker) Worcester Art Museum
        An Etruscan terra-cotta funerary urn: manufacturing and
        firing technology

    Bonnie Rimer, Museum of Modern Art
        Investigations into factors for the production, diffusion
        and exudation of fatty acids from oil film

    Karsten, Irene F., University of Alberta
        The effects of adhesive backing treatments on the light
        stability of silk

    Amy Meyer, Buffalo State University
        Color and materials of original interior  finishes in Frank
        Lloyd Wright's George Barton House

Afternoon Session

    Chaired by John Scott, New York Conservation Center
    Remarks: Science and analysis in conservation

    Alan Witten, University of  Oklahoma School of Geology and
        Geophysics in archaeology: some recent results and emerging
        techniques [imaging buried sites]

    Marvin Rowe, (co-author  Marian Hyman),Texas A & M University,
    Department of Chemistry
        Ancient DNA in Texas Rock Paintings

    Colleen P. Stapleton, Corning Museum of Glass
        Unusual glass-bodied, glazed beads of the Warring States
        period, China

    Stephen Koob, Freer Gallery of Art/Sackler Gallery of Art
        Crizzling in Chinese glasses: compositional problems

    David Fraser, St. Ann Center for Preservation and the Arts
    (co-author John Scott)
        Multifactor data acquisition for monitoring a protective
        microclimate for historic stained glass

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:15
                 Distributed: Wednesday, August 5, 1998
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Received on Friday, 31 July, 1998

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