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Documentary on Museum Conservation Institute

From: Ann B. N'Gadi <ngadia>
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006
C-SPAN Documentary to Feature SI's Museum Conservation Institute

Continuing a long standing practice of more than four decades, staff
of the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) examined,
analyzed, and conserved The Mace of The United States House of
Representatives, from October 10 - November 7, 2006.  The project
will be featured in the revised version of the major C-SPAN
documentary "The Capitol," to be broadcast on the evenings of
November 22-24, 2006.

With the support of Speaker of the House, The Hon. J. Dennis
Hastert, C-SPAN, the nation's premier public affairs broadcaster,
filmed the project at the Museum Support Center, including segments
on the scientific and technical analysis conducted by MCI scientists
Lynn Brostoff and Walter Hopwood, and conservators Mel Wachowiak and
Vicky Karas.

In addition, the details of the complete conservation treatment of
the silver and ebony object as conducted by MCI's Senior Furniture
Conservator Don Williams and Postgraduate Conservation Fellow Corey
Smith, will be part of both the broadcast and DVD boxed set edition
available in early 2007.

Currently the three evening series is scheduled to be broadcast
beginning at 8PM EST.  Check <URL:> for exact
details and updates.

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