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Research & Technical Studies Postprints

Our Research & Technical Studies Group publishes this non-peer-reviewed publication annually.

  • consists of papers presented at the group's session of our annual meeting and independent submissions published at the discretion of the group.
  • contains non-peer-reviewed content for which its authors are solely responsible--both in the accuracy of their submissions and for the methods and/or materials they present, and as such, does not constitute any kind of official statement or endorsement on behalf of the organization

Research and Technical Studies Group Postprints Vol. 3 (2012)

Volume Three (2012) contains the proceedings from the RATS sessions of AIC's 40th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM.

  • The qero project: conservation and science collaboration over time, by Emily Kaplan, Ellen Howe, Ellen Pearlstein, and Judith Levinson
  • In their true colors: developing new methods for recoloring faded taxidermy, by Elizabeth Nunan, Judith Levinson, Lisa Elkin, Corina Rogge, Julia Sybalsky, and Becca Pollak
  • A comparative study of protective coatings for marble sculpture, by Laura Kubick
  • The use of agar as a solvent gel, by Cindy Lee Scott
  • Some unusual, hidden, surprising, or forgotten sources of (possible) sulfur contamination in museums and historic structures, by Paul L. Benson
  • Quantitative XRF methodology for examination of cultural heritage artifacts on paper, by Lynn Brostoff
  • Methods for crude oil removal from Fort Livingston, Grande Terre Island, Louisiana, by Carol Chin, Katherine Langdon, Jason W. Church, and Mary F. Striegel
  • Atomic layer deposition films as protective coatings for silver, by Eric Breitung, Amy Marquardt, Glenn Gates, Terry Weisser, Richard Ash, Laurent Henn-Lecordier, Gary Rubloff, and Ray Phaneuf
  • Digital imaging analysis of writing material using “Photoshop assisted spectroscopy”, by Kristi Davenport, Peter Gabriele, and Holly Hero
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