Lecture: In Situ Studies of Tidelines on Paper

Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 13:30
Washington DC

The Library of Congress presents the following lecture: In Situ Studies of Tidelines on Paper

Monday, December 4, 2017
1:30 - 2:30 pm EST
Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building Pickford Theater, Third Floor Room 302
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540

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About the Lecture

Tidelines, or staining produced by wetting, mar the appearance of and weaken paper, which predisposes the paper to further damage. This talk will highlight findings from research that utilizes existing technologies to improve our understanding of tidelines on historical documents, books, and artworks on paper. This collaboration of Dartmouth College, the Library of Congress, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art is part of an effort to identify non-invasive techniques to study tidelines that will inform treatment methodologies for artifacts damaged by water ingress. Research funded by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

Rachel Obbard, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Dartmouth College

Jing Ting Zhang, Dartmouth College
Lynn Brostoff, Ph.D., Research Chemist, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress Silvia Centeno, Ph.D., Scientific Research Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art

For more information: http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/tops/obbard/index.html

Note: The lecture will not be webcast live, but will be available later as an on-demand video from the Library's webcasts page