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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Cindy Connelly Ryan <crya<-at->
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress announces
the 47th and 48th presentations in the Topics in Preservation Series

Pickford Theater, Madison Building, 3rd floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540

Thursday, November 12, 2009
3-4 pm

    Dr. Matija Strlic, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Heritage at
    the Centre for Sustainable Heritage, University College London,
    will discuss current multi-disciplinary research initiatives on
    environmental interactions with cultural heritage collections.
    More information will be available shortly on our website.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques for Conservation
Science: Innovative non-invasive observation methods."

    Dr. Kaori Fukunaga will discuss the progress of terahertz (THz)
    technology, illustrating this with examples of THz analysis in
    the field of art conservation research.

    Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging technologies have been
    actively developed in recent decades. THz waves 0-1-10 THz) are
    non-invasive, can penetrate opaque materials, and can be used to
    obtain fingerprint spectra whose characteristics depend upon
    intermolecular behavior. Most pigments and some synthetic
    polymers have characteristic fingerprint spectra in the THz

    Dr. Fukunaga is a research manager in the Applied
    Electromagnetic Research Center of the National Institute of
    Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, and a
    member of NICT's cross-departmental THz project.  Her current
    research fields include deterioration analysis of dielectric and
    electrical insulating materials, and industrial applications of
    millimetre wave and terahertz technologies.

Webcast opportunity:  If you would like to participate in the
November 18 lecture via webcast, send email to elin<-at->loc<.>gov three
days in advance of the event.

The Topics in Preservation Series lectures are free and open to the
public. For further details and updated information about the
series, please visit


Dianne van der Reyden
Director for Preservation
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington DC 20540-4500

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