ACCESS DENIED: ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION AS CATALYST AND HINDRANCE TO COLLECTION RETRIEVAL AND PRESERVATION
VIRGINIA M. DEUCHER, TAMURA L. MOORE, & STEVE HEMLIN
VIRGINIA M. DEUCHER received a B.A. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1972. In 1979 she received an M.A. in museum studies with a concentration in ethnographic conservation from George Washington University. She attended the 1981 conservation science course at the International Center for Conservation in Rome (ICCROM.) She has 17 years' experience in preservation and museum collections management. She has worked for the National Museum of American History since 1989 as the NMAH Museum Support Center move coordinator and conservator and additionally has served as the NMAH off-site conservator. Address: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Paul E. Garber Facility, Building 18, 3904 Old Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, Md. 20746
TAMURA L. MOORE graduated from James Madison University in 1983 with a B.A. in art history. She is a museum collections manager with 15 years' professional experience, having served as the NMAH Museum Support Center move coordinator for 5 years, and is currently serving as the assistant offsite storage manager for the National Museum of American History. Address as for Deucher.
STEVE HEMLIN is currently the program manager for the National Museum of American History. He has 15 years' professional experience in project and collections management, and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1984 with a B.A. in history. Address: National Museum of American History, 12th St. and Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C. 20560