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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Cindy Connelly Ryan <crya<-at->
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress announces
two talks, forming the 43rd event in the Topics in Preservation
Series (TOPS):

"Printed on Fabriano Paper: History and Use of Fabriano Handmade
    Paper by Printers, Artists and Mapmakers in Renaissance Italy"


"Iron-Gall Ink Treatment at the Library of Congress: Old
    Manuscripts, New Tools"

Pickford Theater
Madison Building 3rd floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
10:30-11:30 am

Senior staff members of the Library of Congress Conservation
Division will present two short lectures. Ms. Sylvia Albro will
discuss the use of Fabriano handmade paper by printers, artists and
mapmakers in Renaissance Italy, and distinctive characteristics of
these papers that affect their identification and longevity.

Ms. Claire Dekle and Ms. Mary Elizabeth Haude will discuss the
development of unified protocols by the Conservation Division's
'Protocols for Iron Gall Ink Treatment Group', and the application
of these decision-making tools in recent conservation treatments of
18th century American manuscripts.

Webcast opportunity:  If you would like to participate in Ms.
Albro's talk via webcast, send email to anha<-at->loc<.>gov three days in
advance of the event.

The Topics in Preservation Series lectures are free and open to the
public. Upcoming presentations include:

    May 8, 2009
    'Towards a Multi-Functional Mass Deacidification Process Using
    Aminoalkylalkoxysilanes', Prof. Herve Cheradame

    May 28, 2009
    'Collection Environments: What Should We Know and How Can We
    Know It?' Mr. James Reilly

    June 18, 2009
    'Treating the Second Anglo-Afghan War Album: Negotiations
    Between Book and Photographic Conservation', Ms. Yasmeen Khan
    and Ms. Dana Hemmenway

For further details and updated information about the series, please


Diane Vogt-O'Connor
Chief, Conservation Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington DC 20540-4560
Fax: 202-707-1525

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