Vale Robert L Feller (1919 – 2018)

IIC are saddened to hear of the recent death of IIC Honorary Fellow Robert L Feller. A research scientist by training, Bob Feller was the first National Gallery of Art Fellow at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh in 1950, where he spent his entire career until his retirement in 1988. His research work focused on the evaluation of artist's paints, papers and varnishes, and led to over 100 publications. His work was critical in bringing about the widespread use of stable polymers such as Acryloid/Paraloid B-72 in conservation along with ISO Blue Wool standards as dosimeters for light exposure.

A full obituary will be carried in the October edition of IIC’s <em>News in Conservation.</em>