Cultural Heritage and Data: The Role of Research Infrastructures
December 5-6, 2016
In 2015, the U.S. and the EU established a task force to identify concrete and sustainable areas for collaborative research in the field of heritage science. This international symposium presents the work of the initiative to date.
New Research on Iron Gall Ink
October 11, 2012
As part of the Library's ongoing research efforts in the area of iron gall ink "corrosion" and its treatment, the Preservation Directorate presented the symposium, A Complex Problem: Historical Iron Gall Ink, highlighting initial results of new research on iron gall ink chemistry.
Summit on Research/ Technology Transfer (SORTT)
September 29-30, 2009
Approximately two dozen scientists from federal and other public laboratories discussed advances in forensic, analytical, and polymer science research; industrial, earth resource, and aerospace technology; and cultural heritage preservation, focusing on micro, non-destructive, and lifetime predictive testing (utilizing advanced spectral imaging, global positioning, navigation and timing systems, and open source software for data mining and reference collections) within collaborative frameworks.
Summit of Research Scientists in Preservation (SORS)
July 24-25, 2008
Approximately 30 senior conservation scientists were convened at LC to share the objectives of scientific research in which they are currently engaged and to identify essential lines of research needed to meet today’s preservation challenges.