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Subject: Colloquium on silver tarnishing

Colloquium on silver tarnishing

From: Graeme Cannon <cannon>
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2000
SILPROT / Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration
Silver Tarnishing - Causes and Prevention
One-Day Colloquium
Thursday 15th June 2000, University of Glasgow

SILPROT is a European Commission-funded research project designed to
investigate ways of protecting silver collections from tarnishing.
The components of the research programme, which is being carried out
in three locations, are: to evaluate sealed polymer pouches for
storage of silver (ICN, Amsterdam), to quantify the pollutant gases
which cause tarnishing (Oxford Brookes University) and to prepare
and test new absorbents for reducing tarnishing in display cases
(Glasgow University). A one-day colloquium is being organised by
SILPROT, in association with SSCR, at which results of the research
to date will be outlined. The aim is to provide a discussion forum
for conservators, curators and conservation scientists in order to
explore current approaches to the display and storage of silver

The morning session will focus on the results of the first two
years' research in Amsterdam, Oxford and Glasgow on three important
fundamental topics:

    *   the quantification of pollution concentrations by means of
        passive samplers,

    *   the production and testing of new pollution absorbents for
        the reduction of tarnishing in display cases,

    *   the testing of clear plastic barrier film enclosures for
        reduction of silver tarnishing in storage.

The afternoon session will be a brainstorming forum to discuss
relevant issues such as: the pros and cons of lacquering, the
relevance of pollution monitoring for tarnish control, the choice of
absorbents and how they should be used, the financial costs of
preventive conservation of silver.

For further information please contact:

    Elaine Martay
    SSCR Office
    33 Barony Street
    Edinburgh EH3 6NX
    +44 131 556 8417
    admin [at] sscr__demon__co__uk

Fees (including lunch and coffee): SSCR member UKP35.00, non SSCR
member UKP50.00, student members UKP15.00; student non-members

Graeme and Linda Cannon

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:56
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Received on Tuesday, 9 May, 2000

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