A fresh look at BEVA adhesives: Characterization, reformulation, and sustainable approaches
by Dr. Dharamdeep Jain
October 27, 2022

Olfactory heritage: preserving the smell of collections 
by Dr. Cecilia Bembibre, Lecturer in Sustainable Heritage, University College London
July 14, 2022

Modelling the lifetime of PVC in collections 
by Tjaša Rijavec, PhD Student, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana
June 23, 2022

Understanding Islamic Paper: Materials and Techniques 
by Hassan Ebeid, PhD, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Heritage Science Laboratory Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology,m University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Assistant Professor in Conservation of Archival Heritage, Faculty of Archaeology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
May 19, 2022

Comparing Methods for Dry Cleaning of Soot-Coated Paper: Assessing Efficacy, Surface Changes, and Residue 
by Teresa Duncan, Postdoctoral Research Science, MCI
December 9, 2021

Proteomics investigation of wheat paste as a bookbinding and conservation adhesive
by Rocio Cornero, Intern, MCI, and Graduate Student, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University
October 13, 2021

Climate Variation and the Miocene Ape Afropithecus 
by Daniel Green, Lecturer and College Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Harvard University
April 27, 2021

Understanding and Tuning Properties of Gels and Elastomers to Maximize Cleaning Efficacy 
by Teresa Duncan, MCI Postdoctoral Fellow
April 22, 2021

Understanding enclosure microenvironments 
by Jernej Markej, University of Ljubljana, Heritage Science Laboratory, Morana Novak, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, Josep Grau Bove, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, and Matija Strlic, MCI
April 13, 2021

The Science Behind the Mask 
by Edward P. Vicenzi, MCI, and Jamie Weaver, NIST, Material Measurement Laboratory
January 15, 2021

An 'out of this world' Smithsonian-Glasgow partnership
by Luke Daly, PhD, MSci Geology, ARSM, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Glasgow, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
May 21, 2020

Modelling the degradation of iron gall ink and historical paper
by Yun Liu, PhD Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA), University College London and Postdoctoral Fellow, MCI
October 17, 2019

Special Seminar Series - Golden textiles: technology, mobility, and exchange: The Microstructural History and Future of Metals
by Jonah Erlebacher, Professor and Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
September 19, 2019

Special Seminar Series - Golden textiles: technology, mobility, and exchange: Mongol Textiles and the Italian Renaissance
by Eiren Shea, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Grinnell College
September 4, 2019

The Vagaries of Verdigris: Analytical Study of Artificially and Naturally Aged Verdigris Pigment
by Lynn Brostoff, Senior Scientist and Analytical Service Liaison, Library of Congress, and Cynthia Connelly Ryan, Conservation Scientist, Library of Congress
July 25, 2019

Living in Dust and Smog: Identity, Inequality, Health, and Pollutant Exposure During England's Industrial Revolution
by Sara A. McGuire, Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University; Honors Intern, Federal Bureau of Investigation
July 8, 2019

Spatial monitoring - Capturing object's geometry over time
by Amandine Colson,  MA Conservator of Archaeological Objects and PhD Candidate University of Bamberg
May 3, 2019

Characterizing the photographic prints of Linnaeus Tripe
by Matthew Clarke, PhD, Conservation Scientist, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
May 2, 2019

Towards Improvement of Heritage Conservation in Puerto Rico
by Cesar Pineiro, Conservator in Private Practice, and Estaban Rosim Fachini, Professor, University of Puerto Rico
April 15, 2019

Aeronautical alloys between 1930 and 1945: Early materials in military aviation
by Toufa Ouissi, CEMES and FRAMESPA, Jean-Marc Olivier, FRAMESPA, and Magali Brunet, CEMES
April 4, 2019

Analyzing VOCs in museums: from the Ruby slippers to exhibition cases
by Alba Alvarez Martin, Postdoctoral Fellow, MCI
March 28, 2019

Climate and Collections
by Amanda Pagliarino, Head of Conservation & Registration, Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art
March 7, 2019

Gilt membrane threads in 11th-15th century Hispano-Islamic and Italian textiles
by Cristina Scibe, PhD Candidate in the Art and Heritage Program at the University of Seville, Spain; MCI Intern
November 15, 2018

A Race for Perfection: Renaissance Horse Breeding and Its Material Remains
by Mackenzie Cooley, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, Assistant Professor of History at Hamilton College
October 26, 2018

Conservation Treatment of Tsunami-damaged Collections
by Dr. Nobuyuki Kamba, Conservation Scientist, Former Supervisor of Conservation and Restoration Section and Special Senior Fellow, Tokyo National Museum, Ms. Yuko Tsuchiya, Painting Conservator and Senior Manager of Conservation and Restoration Section, Tokyo National Museum, and Ms. Terumi Nonaka, Objects Conservator of Conservation and Restoration Section, Tokyo National Museum
October 22, 2018

Headspace analysis and quantitation off problematic volatile species by Solid Phase Micro-extraction (SPME) and other methods
by Lauryn E. Degreeff, Research Chemist, US Naval Research Laboratory
September 6, 2018

Palaeoproteomics: state of the art and perspectives
by Dr. Enrico Cappellini, Associate Professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen
April 20, 2018

Saving the Art and Archaeology of Nimrud: An Ancient Assyrian Capital
by Katharyn Hanson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nimrud Recovery Project, MCI
October 20, 2017

Fungal Growth Associated with Ethanol-Based Collection Storage Facilities
by Bill Moser, Museum Specialist, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, NMNH, Geoff Keel, Museum Specialist, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, NMNH, Barrett Brooks, Museum Specialist, Department of Botany, NMNH, and James R. Smith, Program Manager, MSC, NMNH
September 28, 2017

The influence of animal glue on mechanical properties of painting canvases
by Hannah Duggan, UCL, MRes Student
September 6, 2017

New approach to an old problem: Evaluation of pollutant offgassing from materials used in the museum environment
by Gregory D. Smith, Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist, Indianapolis Museum of Art
August 25, 2017

Direct Analysis of Chemical Warfare Simulant Aerosol by Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry
by Elizabeth S. Dhummakupt, PhD, National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground
August 15, 2017

The Ladies of Highfield, the Blokes from Hoy and a Sheep from Tell Abu Hureyra: a New Approach for Detecting Mammal Milk Consumption in the Archaeological Record
by Dr. Carrie C. Wright, Marie Curie Global Fellow, Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University, and BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK
April 20, 2017

Selected Adventures in Fundamental and Applied Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: From Disease to Dinosaurs
by G. Asher Newsome, Research Physical Scientist, MCI, an Timothy Cleland, Research Physical Scientist, MCI
March 23, 2017

An Environmental and Material History of Submarine Cables and Satellites
by Jacob Ward, Lemelson Fellow, NMNH and PhD Candidate, University College London/The Science Museum
January 12, 2017

Pigment Analysis: X-Ray Fluorescence and Diffraction with One Detector, One Measurement and No Moving Parts
by Jeff Davis, PNDetector GmbH
September 21, 2016

The Future of Imaging the Past: New Research into Digital Imaging
by E. Keats Webb, Digital Imaging Specialist, MCI
May 26, 2016

Characterization, Degradation, and Analysis of Platinum and Palladium Prints
by Matthew L. Clarke, Conservation Scientist, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
December 15, 2015

The Integration of Cultural Material and Contemporary Art Conservation for the Exhibit "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist" at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
by Kelly McHugh, Objects Conservator, NMAI, and Jia-sun Tsang, Senior Paintings Conservator, MCI
December 9, 2015

Research Support Services from the Office of Research Information Services
by Thornton Staples, Director, Office of Research Information Services, Office of the CIO
December 3, 2015

Researching 3D & Infrared Imaging for Object Documentation
by E. Keats Webb, MCI Digital Imaging Specialist
July 1, 2015

Lecture and Demonstration: Developing Portable Stands to Convert Digital Microscopes into a Routine Tool for the In-situ Research of Paintings and Sculpture
by Jaap J. Boon, PhD, Art Scientist and CEO of Jaap Enterprise for Art Scientific Studies
May 19, 2015

Plastic Frictions: A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
organized by Odile Madden
April 13, 2015

Hans Hofmann's Last Lesson: A Study of the Artist's Materials During the Last Decade of His Career
by Dawn V. Rogala, PhD, Paintings Conservator, MCI
April 2, 2015

Establishing Online Communities to Promote Best Practices in Collection Care
by Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Integrated Pest Management Working Group Co-Founder and AICe-Editor, and Leon Zak, Zaks Software and MuseumsPests.net Webmaster
March 18, 2015

Paper Degradation, its detection and mitigation
by Catherine H. Stephens, PhD, Senior Conservation Scientist, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), Yale University
March 13, 2015

Lessons from Our Lives with Plastic
by Odile Madden, Research Scientist, MCI
October 21, 2014

Analysis and Treatment of Thomas Jefferson's Fire-Damaged Marble Tombstone Plaque
by Carol Grissom, Senior Objects Coservator, MCI
September 20, 2014

Integrated Geophysical and EO Analysis for Cultural Heritage Preservation in Seismic Areas
by Dr. Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno, Head of Remote Sensing, Istituto Nazionle de Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
May 14, 2014

Advances in multiband IR imaging of masterpieces of Italian Renaissance art
by Luca Pezzati, Gruppo Beni Culturali, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, INO-CNR, and Cecilia Frosinini, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro
February 19, 2014

ELIO XRF and Its Role in Cultural Heritage Diagnostics: Portability with Improved Accuracy
by Nicholas C. Barbi, PhD, PulseTor, LLC and XGLab SRO
December 16, 2013

Lecture: On the Lifetime of Collections; Workshop: Collections Demography
lecture by Matija Strlic, University College London, Centre for Sustainable Heritage; Workshop by Matija Strlic with Nancy Bell, The National Archives, UK
November 13-14, 2013

The New Directions: Conservation Imaging at the Conservation Department, SUNY Buffalo State
by Jiuan Jiuan Chen, Assistant Professor, Art Conservation Department, SUNY Buffalo State
November 12, 2013

Modernizing Stretchers for Paintings on Canvas
by Jia-sun Tsang, MCI, Ines Madruga, MCI, Don Williams, MCI, Rick Pelasara, NMAI, and Robert Patterson, NMAI
May 23, 2013

The utility of portable Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) in the survey of modern and contemporary paintings and painted objects: A joint presentation by the Museum Conservation Institute and the Anacostia Community Museum
August 20, 2012

Torn, Crumpled, Crushed: Centuries of Alteration among Metals from the Cenote Sagrado, Chichén Itzá
by Bryan Cockrell, University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology
August 7, 2012

Climate Control in Museums: Saving collections while saving money
Dialog and Process: Collections Care and Energy Efficiency at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
by Patricia Silence, Conservator of Museum Exhibitions and Historic Interiors, and Neil Ellwein, Director of Architecture and Engineering
Protecting Collections and Saving Energy at the National Gallery of Art
Part 1: Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan from Recycling Cardboard to Reducing Green House Gas Emissions
Cecily M. Grzywacz, Facilities Scientist
Part 2: Retro-commissioning to reduce energy consumption
David Matthews, Energy Manager, National Gallery of Art
July 18, 2012

Rediscovery of the water-soluble encaustic technique in Roman wall paintings and Fayum portraits
by Pedro Cuni
June 27, 2012

Age of Plastic: Ingenuity + Responsibility: An Interdisciplinary Symposium presented by Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, and Smithsonian Consortium for World Cultures
Organized by Odile Madden
June 7-8, 2012

Heritage is Multivariate
by Matija Strlic, Center for Sustainable Heritage, University College London
April 26, 2012

Conservation and other Cultural Heritage Applications for Augmented Reality
by Taylor McDonald, President and Co-founder Second|Site LLC, Andrew Carroll, Vice President and Co-founder, and Matthew Carroll, Creative Director and Co-founder
February 21, 2012

Looking for biology in the chemistry of fossils
by Dr. Daniel Thomas, Post-Doctoral Fellow, NMNH and MCI
February 16, 2012

High-Resolution Gigapixel Imaging of Fine Art and other Cultural Heritage
by Lester Kirkland, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Gixcel Canada Inc.
January 26, 2012

Research at the China National Silk Museum
by Dr. Feng Zhao, Director, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
December 14, 2011

Modern Indigenous Shellac Harvesting and Processing
by Juliane Derry, MCI Conservation Intern; University of Oslo
November 3, 2011

Conservation of Cultural Heritage: There is Plenty of Room for Nanoscience
by Piero Baglioni, Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence
November 2, 2011

Response of Historic Materials to Environmental Instabilities
by Lukasz Bratasz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Cultural Heritage Research Group; National Museum in Krakow Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing of Artefacts
May 31, 2011

Age of Plastic Program Steering Workshop
Organized by Odile Madden
May 17, 2011

Two Conservators' Experiences at the Smithsonian's Haiti Cultural Recovery Project
by Helen Ingalls, Senior Objects Conservator, SAAM, and Carol Grissom, Senior Objects Conservator, MCI
April 8, 2011

Center for the Conservation, Investigation and Study of Cultural Patrimony in Puerto Rico
by Solimar Salas Rodriguez, Executive Assistant and Webmaster, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
March 1, 2011

Mineral-microbe interactions: Applications to the remediation of metal contaminated environments
by Cara Santelli, Research Geologist, Department of Mineral Science, National Museum of Natural History
January 20, 2011

Synchrotron SOLEIL IPANEMA: Recent Results and Perspectives for Synchrotron Studies on Cultural Heritage
by Dr. Loic Bertrand, Researcher and Head of Institut Photonique d'Analyse Non-destructive Europeen des Materiaux Anciens (IPANEMA), SOLEIL Synchrotron and CNRS
November 18, 2010

Surface Morphology Investigations of Pre- and Post-Conservation Process: Techniques & Analysis
by Thomas G. Mathia, Senior Scientist, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systemes Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and Serge Carras
October 29, 2010

World War II Aircraft: Museum Object...Antique...or Archaeological Site?
by David Morris AMA, Curator of Aircraft, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Research Fellow Bournemouth University
March 30, 2010

RTI@MCI: A New Method in Computational Imaging
by Mel Wachowiak, Senior Conservator, and E. Keats Webb, Imaging Intern
December 17, 2009

Identification of organic colorants: from fibers to walls
by Cecily M. Grzywacz, Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute
November 20, 2009

From the nanostructure of an Ancient Greek vase to the field study of rapid stone decay: Recent adventures in analytical imaging for conservation
by Eric Doehne, Scientist, The Getty Conservation Institute
November 13, 2009

Paint Technology and the Abstract Expressionists
by Dr. Stuart Croll, Professor and Chair, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University
August 12, 2009

Driving Biological Discovery Using Mass Spectrometry
by John R. Yates, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
June 15, 2009

Biocolonization of Stone: Control and Preventive Measures Workshop (Registration)
organized by A. Elena Charola and Christopher J. McNamara
April 20-21, 2009

The analysis of organic materials in works of art: an enduring challenge
by Dr. Jan Wouters, Conservation Scientist, Consultant - The Getty Conservation Institute
March 19, 2009

Using Microstructure to Understand Casting Technology: A Case Study from Godin Tepe, Iran
by Lesley Frame, PhD Candidate, University of Arizona
September 25, 2008

Historic Wood and the Microbes that Attack it: case studies to better understand the diverse microorganisms that affect wood in different environments
by Professor Robert A. Blanchette, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
August 28, 2008

The Structure of Paintings and the Mechanical Properties of Cultural Materials Course
course organized by Dr. Marion F. Mecklenburg, Senior Research Scientist, MCI
August 4-7, 2008

Plastics Lifetimes Are Short and Preserving Plastics for the Future
by Dr. Thea van Oosten, Senior Researcher, Research Department, Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage, and Yvonne Shashoua, Senior Researcher, Department of Conservation, National Museum of Denmark
May 20, 2008

Thirty Millennia of Tibetan Prehistory
by Mark Aldenderfer, Professor, University of Arizona
May 16, 2008

Environmental Standards: From Rigidity to Responsibility
by Jean Tetreault, Senior Conservation Scientist, Canadian Conservation Institute
May 15, 2008

Sculpture and Painting Projects from the Straus Center for Conservation
by Narayan Khandekar, Senior Conservation Scientist and Senior Lecturer on History of Art and Architecture, Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard University Art Museum
May 8, 2008

From Reality to Virtual Reality, and Back Again
by Mel Wachowiak, Senior Conservator, MCI, and Vicky Karas, Objects Conservator/3D Imaging Specialist
April 29, 2008

Hygric Swelling of Stone
by Dr. George Scherer, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, Princeton University
April 18, 2008

An Assessment of the Use of Flame Retardant Plastics for Museum Applications
by Danielle Leikach, The Protection Engineering Group, Inc.
March 20, 2008

Assessment and monitoring lighting conditions in museums
by Dr. Hannelore Roemich, Associate Professor of Conservation Science, Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center, New York University
February 21, 2008

Let the Envelope Speak... It Is What You Don't Know About the Envelope That Makes a Difference!
by Maynard H. Benjamin, CAE, President and CEO, Envelope Manufacturers Association
February 14, 2008

An Evaluation of Supercritical Drying and PEG/Freeze-drying of Waterlogged Archaeological Wood
by Eric Schindelholz, National Park Service; Michael Drews, Clemson University; Betty Seifert, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory; Robert Blanchette, UMN-Twin Cities; Joel Jurgens, UMN-Twin Cities; Desmond Cook, ODU
February 12, 2008

Two Isotopic Approaches to Archaeological Questions: Examples from Anglo-Saxon Diet and Turkish Carpet Provenance
by Bradley D. Hull, Research Lab for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford
January 28, 2008

Aging of Oil Paintings: Pigment/Binder Interactions and the Formation of Metal Soaps
by Dr. Margaret G. MacDonald, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Scientific Research
January 10, 2008

Artistic Intent or Later Addition: Analysis of a toned varnish on E.W. Deming's painting, Indian Hunting Buffalo
by Amber Kerr-Allison, Winterthur Graduate Fellow, Paining Conservation Intern, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Maria Melendez, Kress Fellow, Paintings Conservation, MCI; Anthony Maiorana, Intern, MCI, Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland
December 20, 2007

Cyclododecane, Carbon Dating and Other Conservation Curiosities...
by Christie M. Pohl, MCI Kress Conservation Fellow
October 18, 2007

Determining the Acceptable Ranges of Relative Humidity and Temperatures in Museums and Galleries
by Dr. Marion Mecklenburg, Senior Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute
July 26, 2007

The Making of Matisse's Bronzes
by Ann Boulton, Objects Conservator, Baltimore Museum of Art
June 28, 2007

Having a Corking Good Time Ironing Things Out: Sub- and Super-Critical Fluids in the Conservation Field
by Dr. Michael J. Drews, Clemson University, School of Material Science and Engineering, Clemson Conservation Center
June 27, 2007

Saving the Marks: Preserving the Early Evidence of Tools
by Donald Williams, Senior Furniture Conservator. Museum Conservation Institute
March 29, 2007

Studies on the Identification of Mordanted and Weighted Textiles
by Marei Hacke, Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation of Museum Collections, Museum Conservation Institute
February 22, 2007

3D Documentation in Natural History Collections
by Christine Hemm, Technical Assistant in Palaeoanthropolgy, Senckenberg Research Institute
January 30, 2007

The Utah Pottery Project: Historic Archaeology and Materials Science
by Timothy Scarlett, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
January 8, 2007

Deconstructing a 17th c. Panel Painting by David Teniers and Jan Brueghel Using Confocal X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy
by Jennifer Mass, Museum Scientist, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
December 14, 2006

Problematic Issues in Conservation: An Example of the Jesuit-Guarani Missions in South America
by Dr. A. Elena Charola, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Historic Preservation
November 3, 2006

Preservation and Conservation of the Wooden Tomb Chamber in Tumulus MM at Gordion
by Richard F. Liebhart, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
October 17, 2006

Technical investigation and conservation of two unusual offerings from Mongolia
by Leslie Gisela Weber, MCI Conservation Fellow
October 12, 2006

How Important are Biofilms in Conservation?
by Christopher J. McNamara, Ph.D., Research Associate in Applied Biology, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
September 28, 2006

Characterization of synthetic organic pigments and dyes, and heterogeneous natural organic pigments by Raman spectroscopy
by Silvia A. Centeno, Associate Research Scientist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 21, 2006

Mural Paintings Research: State of Color Layers, Chemical Cleaning, and Retouching
by Polonca Ropret, Restoration Center, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia; Visiting Scientist at MCI; PhD Candidate, Faculty for Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. Slovenia
September 15, 2006

King Midas' Golden Touch Rediscovered
by Mary Ballard, Senior Textile Conservator, Museum Conservation Institute
September 14, 2006

The Prodigal Chairs
by Donald Williams, Senior Furniture Conservator, Museum Conservation Institute
June 29, 2006

From Fabric Dyes to Fluorescent Paints: Care of Acrylic Paintings in Collections
by Jia-sun Tsang, Senior Paintings Conservator, Museum Conservation Institute
June 8, 2006

William Rimmer's Falling Gladiator: A Puzzle in More Ways than One
by Carol Grissom, Senior Objects Conservator, Museum Conservation Institute
May 31, 2006

The mummy portraits at University College London: thirty years of conservation research
by Noelle Streeton, Department of History of Art, University College London
May 23, 2006

Methodologies for the analysis of archaeological food residues: application to the diet of Arctic people
by Caroline Solazzo, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
April 27, 2006

Sensing Sensitivity: Assessing Light Damage Risks with Noninvasive Exposure Tests on Artifacts
by Paul Whitmore, Director, Art Conservation Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University
April 6, 2006

Chalcolithic Metallurgy: A Re-evaluation of the Chemical Composition of Nahal Mishmar Hoard by Portable XRF
by Aaron Shugar, PhD, SCMRE Visiting Scientist; Conservation Scientist, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College
March 23, 2006

The Sex Life of Cockroaches & Other Cautionary Tales
by Mary Ballard, Senior Textile Conservator, SCMRE
February 17, 2006

Material Identification Using Raman Spectroscopy: Teeth, Bone, and Other Curiosities
by Odile Madden, Conservator and PhD Candidate, Heritage Conservation Science Program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
January 26, 2006

EPA's Tribal LifeLineTM Project: An Overview Calculating the Exposure and Risk to Tribal Communities from Chemicals in the Diet and Environment
by Elizabeth Resek, EPA, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
January 13, 2006

Today's High Accuracy Laser Measurement Systems and their use in Inspection, Reverse Engineering and Design Validation
by Steven D. Hand, Senior Metrologist, MAGLEV, Inc.
January 11, 2006

The Preservation of the Lodge of Retirement in the Forbidden City
by Marion F. Mecklenburg, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
October 27, 2005

Research in Preservation of Natural History Collections
by Amandine Pequignot, SCMRE Post-Doctoral Fellow
August 24, 2005

The New Frontier in Digital Photographic Documentation: Harnessing Spectral Sensitivity
by Sarah Eleni Pinchin, Paintings Conservation Fellow, SCMRE
July 7, 2005

Taking Preservation to the Public
by Don Williams, Senior Furniture Conservator, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
May 26, 2005

Assessing Air Pollution in European Museums and Cathedrals
by Prof. Dr. Rene Van Grieken, University of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry, Micro- and Trace Analysis Center
April 29, 2005

Nanoporous Gold Leaf - A Traditional Metallurgist Goes High-Tech
by Jonah Erlebacher, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
April 28, 2005

The chemical keys to understanding primate foraging behavior
by Peter W. Lucas, Professor of Anthropology, George Washington University
March 24, 2005

AMS Radiocarbon Dating for Museum Collections
by Dr. Greg Hodgins, Assistant Research Scientist, NSF-Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences; Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
March 3, 2005

Piecing together the Maya past: conservation at San Bartolo, Guatemala
by Harriet (Rae) Beaubien, Sr. Objects Conservator, SCMRE
February 24, 2005

X-ray Microanalysis of Vitreous Materials in the Art Museum
by Mark T. Wypyski, Research Scientist, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 27, 2005

Enzymatic and Non-Enzymatic Degradation of Fungal Melanin
by C. Taves, F. Silc, A. Kladnik, F. Pohleven, K. Messner, and R. J. Koestler
December 9, 2004