ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN CONSERVATION: THE DETERIORATION PROCESS
ROBERT L. FELLER
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ROBERT L. FELLER received a Ph.D. in physical-organic chemistry in 1950 and became engaged in research on conservation-related problems immediately thereafter, initially as senior fellow of the National Gallery of Art Research Project and later as director of the Research Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservator at Mellon Institute (now Carnegie Mellon Research Institute), Pittsburgh. His principal research interests have concerned the physical properties and long-term stability of thermoplastic resins and the fading of pigments and other deteriorating action of visible and ultraviolet radiation. An Honorary Member of the American Institute for Conservation, he is director emeritus of the Research Center following retirement in 1988. Address: Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, 4400 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.