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Forum on microfading

From: Laura O'Brien Miller <laura.miller<-a>
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
You Are Cordially Invited to the Forum

"Microfading: A Nondestructive Tool to Assess Risks of Light Damage
    to Colors"
Yale University
West Campus
Thursday, June 26, 2014

The forum will consist of two lectures and a demonstration.  Paul
Whitmore, Director of the Art Conservation Research Center at Yale's
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), will
discuss the development of the microfading tester and its use in
testing cultural property.  Whitmore will describe the basic design
and function of the instrument, verification of its safety, and the
test results, which indicate the potential for future fading.  Bruce
Ford of Art and Archival, Ltd., Australia, and the National Museum
of Australia, will deliver the second lecture.  Using several case
studies, Ford will illustrate how microfading test results can
inform the exhibition of collection objects, including the better
management of risk in exhibiting light-sensitive objects, and the
potential for greater access and cost savings from identifying
objects that are at less risk.  Following the lectures and a coffee
break, the forum will conclude with a demonstration of the
microfading tester, highlighting the use of the instrument for rapid
screening of light-sensitive materials on cultural property.

The forum will be held in the auditorium of the Conference Center at
West Campus.  Coffee and light refreshments will be available at 9
am, and the lectures will begin at 9:30 am.  Only bottled water is
allowed inside the auditorium, so please arrive early for coffee.

Yale West Campus is easily reached by car--located just off I-95 at
exit 41 (Marsh Hill Road)--and there is ample free parking at the
Conference Center.

For driving directions, please visit


Download a map of West Campus at


The Yale University Shuttle service also travels to the West Campus
Conference Center from New Haven.The green line travels directly
between West Campus and Science Hill, Lot 22, behind the Yale
Peabody Museum of Natural History.  The purple line travels between
West Campus and the Yale Medical School (333 Cedar Street), making
stops at the New Haven and West Haven train stations.  Buses run
three times per hour, with travel time to West Campus approximately
thirty minutes.  You can download the shuttle schedule at


If you will need overnight accommodations, please contact
paul.whitmore<-a t->yale< . >edu for information on local hotel options.

Please RSVP to paul.whitmore<-a t->yale< . >edu and feel free to share this
information with others in your department.

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