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Mary F. Striegel

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Chief of Materials Conservation
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Mary F. Striegel is Chief of Materials Conservation at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.  She heads up basic and applied research that focuses on evaluation of preservation treatments for preventing damage to cultural resources.  She and her staff undertake a wide range of projects from studying the removal graffiti from cultural heritage to developing new stone consolidants based on emerging nanotechnologies. Mary heads up joint efforts with the National Cemetery Administration, to study commercially available cleaners for use on federally issued headstones.  Since 2005, Mary has been active in developing preservation tools for disaster planning, response, and recovery.

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