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Subject: Presentations on identifying collagen based materials in cultural objects

Presentations on identifying collagen based materials in cultural objects

From: Judith Jungels <jjungels<-a>
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Identifying Collagen-Based Materials in Cultural Objects
Haller Hall in the Geological Building
24 Oxford Street
Harvard University Cambridge Campus
Thursday May 8, 2014
9-11:30 am

Presentations and practical demonstrations will highlight work being
conducted as part of a 2013-14 National Center for Preservation
Technology and Training grant.  The project uses peptide mass
fingerprinting (PMF), an accurate and sensitive technique to
identify mammalian material to the species level with a single
micro-sized sample.  The presentations will focus on collaborative
work involving primarily Alaska Native objects of skin, gut and
sinew, as well as other recent results from collagen-based materials
(i.e. parchment, binders, and glues) held in museums and libraries.

The demonstrations will provide a close-up look at the step-by-step
sampling and analytical process.  There will be an opportunity for
participants to tour the Peabody Museum conservation lab and the FAS
Division of Science Mass Spectrometry lab in order to observe the
sampling process, examine comparative materials, and to view the
equipment, including the Bruker MALDI-TOF/TOF instrument.

Tours of Peabody Museum conservation lab and FAS Division of Science
Mass Spectrometry lab will follow from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Coffee and snacks will be served throughout the morning, beginning
at 8:45 am.

Please inform us if you plan to attend the presentation and/or tours
on the registration page at


(Note: Lab tour will be limited to 30 people) For more information
about the project see


Parking Options: The underground parking garage at 52 Oxford Street
is the nearest parking for the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138 and the Geological/Haller Hall, 24 Oxford
Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.   The website for parking is:


The page of Harvard Campus Services will be displayed.  Click on
"Parking" and then "Click here to Purchase a Permit Online."  Follow
the instructions and use the Departmental code of 2019 to purchase
your permit '52 Oxford Street WEEKDAY'.  Print the parking permit
and bring with you on Thursday, May 8, 2014.  You will stop at the
guard house as you enter 52 Oxford Street.  The attendant will ask
for the permit, which will be displayed in your card on the
dashboard, while your car is in the garage.  You will be given a
SWIPE card which you will use to gain access to the garage and will
need it available to call the elevator to return to your car.

This workshop is possible with support of the National Center for
Preservation Technology and Training, a National Park Service unit.

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