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Subject: Symposium on art, biology and conservation

Symposium on art, biology and conservation

From: Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert>
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2002
Symposium: Art, Biology and Conservation 2002
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
June 13-15, 2002

Thursday June 13, 2002

    Thomas Warscheid
    "Approaches for an effective control of biodeterioration on
    cultural objects

    Mark Jones
    "Conservation of timber and artifacts from Henry VIII's

    Martin Berovic
    "Biodeterioration studies on pastels and oil-based paintings"

    Alicja Strzeczyk and Helina Rosa
    "Chemical and microbiological causes of the deterioration of
    toothbrushes-- the prisoners' memoirs in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
    Methods of their conservation"

    Hideo Arai
    "Microbiologically caused foxing on paper, 25 years of studies"

    Ann Baldwin
    "Introduction to Tiffany drawings studies"

    Fernando Nieto, Ann Baldwin, Robert J. Koestler
    "Assessment of the effectiveness of enzyme treatment for fungal
    stain removal and/or SEM study of spots and stains on paper"

    Ralph Cavaliere and Hanna Szczepanowska
    "Fungi and paper"

    Yana Van Dyke
    "Enzymes in action: Treatment of an Indian miniature using

    Mary-Lou Florian
    "Review of fungal problem assessment and monitoring methods and
    interpretation of results pertaining to air quality and
    potential contamination of collections"

    Orio Ciferri
    "The microbial flora of ancient and contemporary silk"

    Mary Ballard
    "Moisture retention/release or why microbes seem to grow at low

    Elizabeth Peacock
    "Archaeological textiles"

Friday June 14, 2002

     Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez
     "Microbial communities in rock art caves: Ecology, physiology
     and effects on rock paintings"

     Claudia Sorlini and Elizabeth Zanardini
     "Studies on heterotrophic microbial communities colonizing some
     stones in urban areas"

     Ornella Salvadori
     "Lichens and deterioration of stone: progress and problems"

     Ralph Mitchell
     "Microbial processes in deterioration of Mayan archeological
     buildings in Southern Mexico"

     Joanna Karbowska-Berent
     "Review on biodeterioration of mural paintings"

     Eric May
     "Consequences of microbe-biofilm-salt interactions for stone
     integrity in monuments"

     Giorgio Mastromei
     "Mechanisms of microbial calcium carbonate precipitation"

     Piero Tiano
     "Biomediated calcite precipitation for reinforcement of
     monumental stones"

     Genevieve Orial
     "Review of biomediated calcite formation studies in France"

     MariaPia Nugari
     "Italian and European biocides"

     David Wessel
     "The use of metallic oxides in control of biological growth on
     outdoor stone monuments"

     Sabine Roelleke
     "Art, genes and microbes"

     Patrizia Albertano
     "Sensors and cyanobacteria in hypogeum environments"

     MariaPia Di Bonaventura, Rob De Salle, Doug Eveleigh, and
     Robert J. Koestler
     "Molecular techniques to isolate viable DNA from fungal spores
     infesting art objects"

     Clara Urzi
     "Non-destructive versus destructive sampling methods: limits
     and advantages for studying microbial communities colonizing
     monument surfaces"

     Jun Suzuki
     "Visual assessment of biocide effects on Japanese paint

     Frank Pohleven, Crtomir Tavzes, and Robert J. Koestler
     "Detection of life in art and discussion of anoxia eradication
     of insects and fungi"

     Harold Rossmoore and Kati Rossmoore, and Robert J. Koestler
     "Removal of airborne fungal spores from museum collections"

     Th. Dornieden, A.A. Gorbushina, W.E. Krumbein, K. Palinska, and
     M. Vendrell-Saz
     "How to prevent microbial damage on glass and glazed art

Saturday June 15, 2002

     Robert Blanchette
     "Determining microbial history of wooden artifacts"

     Charlotte Bjordal
     "Waterlogged archaeological wood- a product of microbial

     Per Hoffman
     "Degradation patterns in waterlogged wood and the two-step PEG
     treatment for archaeological finds: the case of the Bremen Cog"

Registration fees:
    Standard registration       $300
    Student registration        $130
        (some student registration scholarships are available. For
         further information about them and program details, contact
         Robert Koestler at ABC2002 [at] metmuseum__org)

Registration fees must be paid by check in U.S. dollars payable to a
U.S. bank. Make checks payable to : The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(please write ABC2002 on your check)

Send registration requests to:

    Elizabeth Hammer
    ABC 2002
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10028-0198

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:62
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Received on Saturday, 9 March, 2002

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