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Tuesday, May 14 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Conservation Technology Showcase

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Changes in technology occur in our lives every day. How are conservators putting new technology to work? The Conservation Technology Showcase will highlight advances in the science of art conservation of historic and artistic works. The showcase will feature some of the latest contributions to the field as a result of Preservation Technology and Training Grants from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, an office of the National Park Service. Participants can move between stations to gather information, watch demonstrations, and ask questions. Each station will have handouts that highlight case studies relevant to a wide range of conservation specialties. There will also be demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Interact one on one with researchers studying cultural materials
  • Discover how analytic al techniques such, as Infrared Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Petrography, 3D Imaging, or Optical Profilometry, to name a few, might be used to study works of art
  • Learn how new treatments are being developed for practical use in the field
  • Find new online resources that can help improve conservation practice
  • Discuss research ideas and grant opportunities with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Speakers
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Catherine Cooper

Research Scientist, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Catherine Cooper, PhD, is the Technical Services Research Associate at NCPTT.  She is fascinated by the application of scientific analyses to understanding materials and the people who made them. She earned her PhD in Archaeological Science at the University of British Columbia where... Read More →
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Xiaoning Qi

Research Scientist, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University
Xiaoning Qi is a Research Scientist in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Xiaoning earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Materials from the Harbin Institute of Technology, (Harbin, China), a Master of Science in Materials... Read More →
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Michele Derrick

Scientist/Researcher, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Michele R. Derrick is a chemist and conservation scientist with more than twenty years’ experience analyzing and characterizing materials. She worked at the University of Arizona Analytical Center and then for twelve years as a conservation scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute... Read More →
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Jason Church

Materials Conservator, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Natchitoches, LA. NCPTT is a research and training office of the National Park Service. Jason divides his time between original... Read More →
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Dr. Chandra Reedy

Professor and Director, University of Delaware
Chandra L. Reedy is a professor of historic preservation at the University of Delaware’s Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, and Director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design. She also directs the Center’s Laboratory for Analysis of Cultural Materials... Read More →
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Stephanie Spence

Conservation Fellow, Toledo Museum of Art
Stephanie Spence received her M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study from the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State College, State University of New York where she specialized in objects conservation, with interests in Asian lacquer and metals. Stephanie received her B.A. in Art... Read More →
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Beth A. Price

Senior scientist, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Beth A. Price is the senior scientist in the Scientific Research Department at the PMA. Beth serves as a Board Member and Chair of the Infrared and Raman Users Group. She studied chemistry, art history and studio art at Rutgers University and the State University of New York.
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Mat Moschella

Senior Sales Engineer, Keyence Corporation of America
Mathew Moschella is Sales Engineer (Surface Analysis Team) at Keyence Corporation of America. Keyence is a rapidly growing leader in factory automation products and turnkey inspection equipment. Their microscope and surface measurement systems ensure that their customers can meet... Read More →

Sponsors
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National Center for Preservation Training and Technology

National Center for Preservation Training and Technology
The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training protects America’s historic legacy by equipping professionals in the field of historic preservation with progressive technology-based research and training. Since its founding in 1994, NCPTT has... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Passamaquoddy/Brothertown Rooms Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun