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Jan 27, 2015
In the January 21, 2015 issue of The New York Times, Nicholas Wade writes about the use of x-ray computed tomography by researchers at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (Naples, Italy) to visualize the letters inside of the lumps of carbonized plant material that were, before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, papyrus scrolls in […]
Jan 26, 2015
Position Description: A Project Conservator is sought to fill a 2.4-year position as part of a larger team researching the properties and applicability of dye materials for conservation treatment of faded taxidermy.  The conservator will need to be available to start the project no later than April 5, 2015. With generous funding from the Institute for Museum […]
Jan 26, 2015
The January/February issue of the Library of Congress Magazine is devoted to “The Science of Preservation” and contains short articles written for the non-specialist on such topics as the use of hyperspectral imaging to study Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, the lifespan of digital media, and mass deacidification of paper based […]