JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 117 to 126)
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JOSEPH R. SWIDER earned a BS in chemistry and art history from the University of Rochester in 1991 and a PhD in nuclear chemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1998. During a portion of his graduate studies, he was employed in the Science Department in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In 1998 he received a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Following this fellowship, he was employed as a research scientist at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in scientific research of East Asian painting materials. Currently he is a senior research scientist for McCrone Associates, Inc. Address: McCrone Associates, Inc., 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont, Ill. 60559

MARTHA SMITH has a BA in communications from the University of Maryland University College. She is a conservator at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, caring for Near Eastern, South Asian, and Western works of art on paper. She has been preparing and using funori for more than 20 years. Address: Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560-0707

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