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Subject: Conference on metal conservation

Conference on metal conservation

From: Cristina Bauer <cbauer>
Date: Friday, January 6, 2006
Metals conservation program
Worcester, Massachusetts
May 27 - June 7, 2006

Applications due January 15, 2006

Join us for a two-week metals conservation program hosted by the
Higgins Armory Museum and Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Experience hands-on laboratory programs as well as seminar-style
session to investigate the fields of metallurgy and conservation
from a new perspective. MCSI unites cutting-edge facilities and
expertise to create a program in which internationally renowned
faculty will expose students to the latest issues in metals
conservation and archaeological and historical metallurgy.

Courses and topics include:

    Principles of Metals Degradation
    Patinations, Enamels and other Surface Treatments
    Electron Microscopy
    Conservation of Ferrous, Copper, Precious Metals and Modern
    Metal Alloy Objects
    Case Studies of Metals Objects Conservation
    History and Ethics of Conservation
    Use of X-ray Radiography in the Study of Ancient Works of Art in

Laboratory tours and programs:

    Higgins Armory Museum
    Metals Processing Institute, WPI
    Straus Center for Conservation at Harvard University
    Worcester Art Museum
    Saugus Iron Works

Faculty include:

    Diran Apelian

    Paula Artal-Isbrand
    Worcester Art Museum

    Francesca Bewer
    Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

    Ronald Biederman

    David Edge
    The Wallace Collection

    Jeffrey Forgeng
    WPI/Higgins Armory Museum

    Edward Hunter
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Philip Klausmeyer
    Worcester Art Museum

    Henry Lie
    Straus Center for Conservation, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard

    William MacMillan
    Higgins Armory Museum

    Ralph Napolitano
    Iowa State University

    Brian Newbury
    Lehigh University

    Michael Notis
    Lehigh University

    Malcolm Parkinson

    Aldo Reti
    wTe Corporation

    Yancy Riddle
    Universal Chemical Technologies, Inc.

    Kent dur Russell
    Higgins Armory Museum

    Deborah Schorsch
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    David Scott
    Getty Conservation Program, UCLA

    Richard Sisson

    Robert van Langh

    George F. Vander Voort
    Buehler, Ltd.

    Curtis White
    Saugus Iron Works

Application: A letter of intent, professional resume, and
nonrefundable $50 US processing fee are required with your
application.  The deadline is January 15, 2006. (If sending your
application by mail, it must be postmarked before or on January 15,
2006 or if submitting your application online, it must be dated
before or on January 15, 2006)

There is a tuition fee of $300 upon acceptance into the MCSI 2006
program. Tuition includes all MCSI courses and activities, on-campus
housing and meals.

For more information see <URL:> or call
508-853-6015, ext. 23.

The Metals Conservation Summer Institute is funded in part by a
major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a
federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of

Cristina Bauer
MCSI Project Coordinator
Higgins Armory Museum
100 Barber Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606
508-853-6015, ext: 23
Fax: +1 508-852-7697

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