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Subject: Williamstown Center receives NCPTT grant

Williamstown Center receives NCPTT grant

From: James Martin <james.s.martin>
Date: Monday, October 18, 1999
The National Park Service and the National Center for Preservation
Training and Technology have awarded the Williamstown Art
Conservation Center $49,808 through the NCPTT Analytical Facility
support program. This project is enabling the Center to provide an
increased range and specificity of information obtained by light
microscopy and FTIR microscopy, and to provide services at lower
cost to an increased number of conservators and non-profit
institutions.  The award increases NCPTT funding for the three-year
project to $149,686.  The principal investigator on this project is
James Martin, Director of Analytical Services and Research at the
Williamstown Center.

The Department of Analytical Services and Research is the analytical
section of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, an independent,
not-for-profit conservation center.  The department's staff and
interns help scholars to distinguish priceless masterpieces from
fakes and forgeries, provide valuable insight into the materials and
methods used by artists through the centuries, and most importantly,
help museums, historical institutions, and conservators care for and
preserve our cultural resources.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
is a recent effort by the National Park Service to advance the art
and science of historic preservation through development and
distribution of skills and technologies that enhance the
preservation, conservation and interpretation of prehistoric and
historic resources throughout the United States.  The NCPTT is the
first interdisciplinary preservation research and development
effort--on a national scale--that includes historic architecture,
archeology, historic landscapes, materials conservation, and
historical documentation and interpretation.

For more information about the award and the Center's analytical
services, please visit <URL:>

James Martin
Director of Analytical Services and Research
Williamstown Art Conservation Center
225 South Street
Williamstown MA 01267

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:26
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 20, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-26-003
Received on Monday, 18 October, 1999

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