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Lecture on iron gall ink

From: Mary Studt <studtm>
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2001
The History and Treatment of Works in Iron Gall Ink
Interim Lecture Day
Museum Support Center
Smithsonian Institution
Suitland, Maryland
Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 9:30 - 5:30

The workshop, The History and Treatment of Works in Iron Gall Ink,
given by conservator, Birgit Reissland and conservation scientist,
Han Neevel, will include an interim day of lectures from local and
international conservators and conservation scientists.  The
following lectures will be given:

    Jacque Olin
    Production of Green Vitriol (Ferrous Sulfate) in the 15th

    Elissa O'Loughlin
    Some Notes on Powdered Iron Gall Inks

    Rachel-Ray Cleveland
    The Ubiquitous Iron Gall Ink:  Present Where You May Not Expect
    to Find It

    Linda Morenus Stiber
    In Search of a Remedy:  The History of Treating Iron Gall Ink at
    the Library of Congress

    Heather Wanser
    An Evaluation of Standard and Modified Aqueous Deacidification
    Treatments on Antique Iron Gall Ink;  Evaluating
    Ethanol-Modified Magnesium Bicarbonate: its Effectiveness in
    Placing an Alkaline Reserve in Paper, and its Effect on Two
    Water Sensitive Iron Gall Inks Samples

    Abigail Quandt
    The Preservation and Treatment of Iron Gall Ink on Parchment

    Christine Smith
    George Washington's Last Will and Testament:  Determining a
    Course of Treatment

    Maria Beydenski and Season Tse
    The Use of Simmering Water in the Conservation Treatment of a
    Nineteenth-Century Sketchbook of Iron-Gall Ink  Drawings by
    James G. Mackay

    Elmer Eusman
    Measuring Migrating Iron in Treated and Untreated Iron Gall Ink

    Scott Homolka
    The Sensitivity of Phytate-Treated Iron Gall Ink Materials to
    Fungal Attack

Though the 3-day workshop is now full, participants may join the
lecture day.  Approximately 20 positions remain unfilled for the

Cost: $75.00 cost includes refreshments, lunch and a folder of
handouts relevant to the talks presented.

Registration deadline:  August 20

Please contact

    Mary Studt
    301-238-3700 x149
    studtm [at] scmre__si__edu

for further information and registration materials.

Mary Studt
Archives Conservator
Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
Smithsonian Institution

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:15
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Received on Wednesday, 18 July, 2001

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