Volume 25, Number 2
- Françoise Flieder is now Director Emeritus of Research
at the C.N.R.S. in Paris. She can be reached by e-mail:
<email@example.com >; or by tel./fax: 01 45 89 41
- Judith Reed retired in August from her job as conservation
librarian at the New York Botanical Garden Library.
- Mira Berger wrote last April 30 to announce that the Art
Conservation Research Foundation, Ltd., had achieved the purpose
for which it had been established by Gustav Berger and others 20
years ago—to solve problems involved in canvas paintings'
tendency to crack, deteriorate, and/or disintegrate—and so
it was dissolved in 2000 and results have been published in a
book, Conservation of Paintings: Research and
Innovations, by Gustav A. Berger with William H. Russell,
published by Archetype Publications in London in July 2000.
- Max Saltzman, who had been in bad health during the previous
year, died February 26, 2001, in Los Angeles. The New York Times
published his obituary April 1, 2001. He was a giant in his
field, color pigments and color measurement; he taught at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, coathored Principles of
Color Technology, worked in industry, consulted with
museums, became a Fellow of the AIC, and earned many other
honors. A fund has been set up to support student research in
art conservation science using color technology; contact the
Saltzman Fund at RIT Center for Imaging Science, Rochester, NY.
- Sally Buchanan, associate professor at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Information Science, received the Paul Banks
and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, presented by the
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALCTS, a division of the ALA) June 18, during the ALA annual
conference. The award came with a $1,500 grant donated by
Preservation Technologies, L.P.
- Donia Conn was appointed to the position of Assistant
Conservator at the Syracuse University Library in June. She was
most recently Book and Paper Conservator at West Lake
Conservators in Skaneateles, New York.
- Stephanie Watkins, Head of Paper Conservation at the Harry
Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin,
was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation in
December 2000. This honor is based upon the recommendations of
current Fellows of the AIC.