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Subject: Conservator for the Sal Mar Construction sought

Conservator for the Sal Mar Construction sought

From: Cheri Lynn Schneider <schnedr<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Object Conservator (consultant)
University of Illinois Library

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus (UIUC) is home
to the Sal Mar Construction


The instrument, named the Sal-Mar Construction, is a hybrid system
(both analog and digital) that the player can use interactively to
produce real-time composition using up to 24 spatialized audio
channels. It was created using parts from the aging ILLIAC II
supercomputer. The Sal Mar Construction currently permanently
resides in the Sousa Archives on campus. The Library's Conservation
Laboratory is looking for an objects conservator to perform
treatment in-situ on this musical instrument.

Project: Currently, the Sal Mar Construction has masking tape with
felt tipped pen labeling the electronic board.  You can view
labeling in this video


Conservation would like to remove the masking tape and replace with
it with a more legible and archival overlay or alternative. The
masking tape is on laminate and abutted to the metal grommets which
are pertinent to the musical instrument so we are looking for
experts in the field.


UIUC Sousa Archives has a electrical engineer who will work with
conservator to ensure the mechanics of the instrument are not

I will be happy to discuss details to interested conservators as it
is an unusual project.

If interested please send an email of interest and CV to

    Cher Schneider
    University of Illinois Library
    Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Senior Conservator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:18
                Distributed: Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 23 October, 2013

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