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Subject: Conservation training and chemistry

Conservation training and chemistry

From: Lisa Muccigrosso <lisa.mucci<-a>
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005
I am an undergraduate art student who is very interested in art
conservation training.  I work in the print rooms at the Elvehjem
Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my
exposure to art handling, etc, has provided the fodder for my
interest.  Most, if not all, of the graduate programs I've looked
into require a good amount of chemistry classes as a prerequisite.
I've enrolled in my first intro chemistry course and am having an
extremely difficult time with it.

My concerns are: what if I can't hack it in chemistry?  Are there
alternative routes to take to go through conservation training?  I'm
also curious as to what kind of role chemistry plays in
conservation--obviously the interactions between materials are
important, but since I've never really spoken with any professionals
in the field, I'm interested in actual applications.

Any insight and/or advice you can provide me will be very useful.

Lisa Muccigrosso

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Received on Saturday, 19 February, 2005

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