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Conservation and Art Materials Dictionary

From: Michele Derrick <mderrick>
Date: Friday, September 29, 2000
The Conservation and Art Materials Dictionary (CAMD) is now
available online for use and review at
<URL:>.  CAMD is an electronic
database that provides technical information about historic and
contemporary materials used in all aspects of the conservation,
preservation and production of artistic, architectural and
archaeological materials.  CAMD has been developed by Michele
Derrick at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) with support from
the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
(NCPTT).  Its purpose is to consolidate, record and disseminate
information on the broad variety of natural materials and commercial
products encountered in conservation, e.g., pigments, minerals,
binders, coatings, adhesives, fibers, dyes, surfactants, solvents,
reagents, woods, alloys, corrosion inhibitors, pollutants, pest
control agents, insects, etc. Currently the database has nearly
10,000 entries.  It is continually growing; all corrections,
additions and new material submissions are welcome. Access to CAMD
is free for all users.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:23
                 Distributed: Monday, October 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-23-005
Received on Friday, 29 September, 2000

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