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AIC Research and Technical Studies

From: Joseph R. Swider <joseph_r_swider>
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2004
RATS Session at AIC Portland

We are very excited to present a selection of exceptional speakers
for a full day this year at AIC in Portland. The schedule is as

Sunday, June 13
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Molecular Aspects of the Photochemistry of Varnish, Dyes and Drying
Oils Studied in Photosensitising Solutions
    Jaap J. Boon, Frank Hoogland, Ester Ferreira, Gisela van der
    Doelen, Petra Novotna and Georgiana Languri

LightCheck: New Systems for Monitoring Lighting Conditions in
    Anne-Laurence Dupont, Sandra Gerlach, Claudine Loisel, Constanza
    Cucci, Bertrand Lavedrine, Hannelore Roemich, and Mauro Bacci

Indoor Light Stability Testing: A Practical Discussion and Overview
    Eric Everett and Jeffery Quill

>From Slide Rule to Database:  Development of a Computerised
User-Friendly Light Damage Calculator
    Stefan Michalski

The Effect of Relative Humidity and Temperature on the Rate of
Light-Induced Deterioration of Artists' Pigments
    David Saunders and Jo Kirby

Damage Assessment in Historical Parchments and Tapestries:
Application of Thermal and Spectroscopic Techniques
    Marianne Odlyha, Quanyu Wang, David Howell, Kathryn Hallett and
    Rene Larsen.

Lightfastness Testing of Artists' Materials, Using ASTM D 4303 and
the Blue Wools
    Mark Gottsegen

Lunch and Discussion
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

2 pm-4:30pm

The GCI Lighting for Old Master Drawings Project:  An Overview
    Terry T. Schaeffer and J. R. Druzik

Issues Relating to Light Fading in Straw Marquetry
    Yunsun Choi

Anoxic Enclosures for Works on Paper
    Stephen Hackney

The Identification and Conservation Strategy of an Original,
Disfiguring Carbohydrate Coating on Some Sargent Murals at the
Boston Public Library
    Glenn A. Gates

RATS Business Meeting


    A Proposal for Minimising the Exposure of Highly Light
    Responsive Museum Exhibits
        Christopher "Kit" Cuttle

    The Use of Lightfastness and Other Testing Protocols in
    Real-Life Conditions:  Devorah Sperber's "Reflections"
        Sarah Lowengard

    Equal Visual Access in Museum Displays:  Making Use of the CIE
    Visual Performance Data
        Stefan Michalski

We urge you to sign up for the RATS lunch session with your
conference registration for a lively discussion with some of our
speakers. We are being urged by the hotel not to have outside food
for lunch, but of course still welcome *anyone* who wishes to

Looking forward to seeing you in Portland.

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