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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Cindy Connelly Ryan <crya<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress announces
the 41st presentation in the Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS):

"The Conservation and Preservation of Nineteenth-Century
    Photographic Materials"
Pickford Theater, Madison Building 3rd floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
Thursday, March 5, 2009
10:30-11:30 am

Ms. Adrienne Lundgren, a Senior Photograph Conservator in the
Library of Congress Conservation Division, will present an
introduction to the five main photographic processes used in the
nineteenth century. The discussion will include identification
methods, chemical constituents, material structures, and commonly
found deterioration problems. Conservation treatment case studies
will be explored to convey the thought processes behind
determinations of appropriate treatment protocols.

The Topics in Preservation Series lectures are free and open to the
public.

Upcoming presentations include:

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

    April 28, 2009: Ms. Sylvia Albro
    'Printed on Fabriano Paper'

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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