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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Cindy Connelly Ryan <crya<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress announces
the 40th presentation in the Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS):

"Haptic Virtual Reality Simulation Training for Conservation"
Pickford Theater
Madison Building 3rd floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
Friday, February 20, 2009
10:30-11:30 am

Dr. Angela Geary will speak about her experiences developing and
adapting a haptic computer interface technology, similar to virtual
reality systems used in the medical profession, for teaching basic
conservation skills. She will discuss some of the applications and
implications of haptics that she explored in her research, and
review recent advances in virtual training environments for
conservation. Dr. Geary was principal investigator for the
Conservation Simulation research project at University of the Arts,
in London. She is currently Reader and Program Leader in Fine Art
Conservation at Northumbria University in the UK.

Webcast opportunity:  If you would like to participate via webcast,
send email to anha<-at->loc<.>gov three days in advance of the event.

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

    March 5, 2009
    Ms. Adrianne Lundgren
    'The Conservation and Preservation of Nineteenth-Century
    Photographic Materials'

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

For further details and updated information about the series, please
visit

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

Dianne van der Reyden
Director for Preservation
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4500
202-707-5213


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