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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Cindy Connelly Ryan <crya<-at->
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress announces
the 38th presentation in the Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS):

   "An Investigation and Treatment of an Uncommon Ethiopic Binding
    Structure, and Consideration of its Historical Context"

and

    "Lithography in the Age of Silent Cinema"

Pickford Theater, Madison Building 3rd floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540

Thursday, January 29, 2009
10:30-11:30 pm

Mr. Dan Paterson, Senior Book Conservator, and Ms. Cyntia Karnes,
Senior Paper Conservator, both of the Library of Congress
Conservation Division, will discuss two notable recent projects: the
study and treatment of a book with an unexpected sewing structure
from the Thomas Kane collection in the African and Middle East
Division, and the analysis and treatment of three large-format movie
posters from the silent film era from the Prints and Photographs
Division.

The Topics in Preservation Series lectures are free and open to the
public. Upcoming presentations include:

    February 11, 2009
    Ms. Holly Krueger
    Conservation of the Ghandara Scroll, A Successful Collaboration

    February 20, 2009
    Dr. Angela Geary
    Haptic Virtual Reality Simulation Training for Conservation

    March 19, 2009
    Mr. Frank Abagnale
    'The Art of the Steal' (Identification of Forgeries)

Some events in this series are available as real-time webcasts. For
further details and updated information about the series, please
visit

    <URL:http://www.loc.gov/preserv/tops/schedule.html>

Diane Vogt-O'Connor
Chief, Conservation Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4560
202-707-6597
Fax: 202-707-1525


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