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Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO)

From: Michele Derrick <mderrick>
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2003
Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO) is
pleased to announce the release of its new upgraded version at
<URL:>. CAMEO is a searchable encyclopedia
developed at the Conservation and Collections Management Department
at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. CAMEO contains chemical,
physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic
and contemporary materials used in the conservation, preservation,
and production of artistic, architectural, and archaeological

Additions to the new CAMEO include:

    *   Faster searching and easier navigation tools, such as tabbed
        entry pages at the top edge of each page. Users can select
        Search or Browse tabs to obtain information on materials.

    *   A separate database containing a worldwide list of
        conservation related organizations (Directory tab).

    *   New breadcrumb trails near the top of each page allow the
        user to return to previously viewed pages.

    *   Over 1000 material records now contain hyperlinks to connect
        the user with online MSDS sheets and manufacturer's web

    *   Each material record now has right side tabs to move between
        its Description, Authority, and Image pages.

    *   Authority pages provide the user with a list of sources
        researched to generate the information in the record.

    *   Image pages include visual information on materials such as
        drawings, photographs, micrographs, chemical structures,
        spectra, tables, chromatograms, etc.

    *   Printable format options are available on all information

CAMEO welcomes all submissions. For text corrections or additions,
please use the Submit tab. For image submissions, please email
cameo [at] mfa__org with the image as an attached file (JPEG, TIFF, or GIF
[<1mb]). The email should include a complete description of the
image along with appropriate credits.  If the image is from your
product's web site, please include the link to the web site.

Michele Derrick
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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