NYCF Conservation Science Annual

Date: November 14 - 15, 2017

2017 Conservation Science Annual, November 14-15, 2017, near NYC and Princeton, NJ, USA

In its 23rd year, our two day symposium presents three sessions and two lunchtime discussions, this year  on Science and Technology for Vibration Affecting Collections Within Buildings and In Transport. Please note next to last below, that a recently added CSA closing session including two talks on conservation science and one on a new adhesive, memorializes a long time key EAS Executive Board member the late Herk Felder, ever a stalwart advocate of our cultural heritage sessions at EAS.

EAS including the CSA has moved to the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA, November 13-15, 2017.  The most convenient airport is Liberty International, EWR.

See the full 2017 EAS Program of sessions and short courses, including CSA 2017:
Download and search the pdf on 'vibration' to find those CSA sessions, and 'Felder' for the closing session.

EAS Registration includes CSA and more:
Full access registration fee including CSA only $300, for matriculated students only $30.
Program, 2017 Conservation Science Annual

Organized by John Scott with Andrew Lins and Bill Wei, and sponsored by the Eastern Analytical Symposium and the New York Conservation Fdn
November 14, Tuesday Morning
Vibration  Science  and  Technology  in  Cultural  Heritage  I, organized  by  the  New  York  Conservation Foundation
Chair:  Andrew Lins, Philadelphia Museum of Art

9:00 Considerations  of  the  Potential  for  Damage  to  Individual  Works  of  Art  caused  by  Vibration  during Construction/Demolition Projects, Andrew Lins, Philadelphia Museum of Art
9:30 A Blueprint for Managing Construction Vibration Risk Near Sensitive Structures, Douglas Rudenko, Mohamad Sharifinassab, Vibra-Tech Engineers, Hazleton PA
9:50 Break
10:10 Vibration  Risk  Assessment  for  Immovable  Artworks  in  Churches  during  a  Tunneling  Work,  Anna Henningsson, Disent AB, Stockholm
10:40 Vibration Protocols to Protect Museum Collections during Major Demolition Works: Experiences from Liverpool’s Library Project, Siobhan Watts, UK National Trust

Moderated Discussion at lunchtime

November 14, Tuesday Afternoon
Vibration Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage II, organized by the New York Conservation Fdn,
Chair:  John C. Scott, New York Conservation Foundation

2:00 Protecting Stained Glass Windows from Vibrations Caused by Construction Operations, Dean Koga, Erica Morasset, Building Conservation Associates, David Woodham, Atkinson Noland and Associates, New York City
2:30 Earthquake Damage Mitigation for Collections: A Review of Principles and Recent Developments, Jerry Podany, Los Angeles
3:00 Break
3:20 Vibration Research and Testing: What was the Question? William Wei, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
3:50 Vibration Related Risk in Loan Traffic, Cindy Zalm, Netherlands National Museum of World Cultures 

November 15, Wednesday Morning  
Vibration Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage III, organized by the New York Conservation Fdn
Chair:  William Wei, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

9:00 Protecting a Cultural Icon: Moving the Liberty Bell with Minimal Vibration, Karie Diethorn, Independence National Historical Park
9:30 Strategy of Measurement and Data Analysis for Monitoring during the Transport of Paintings, Matthias Läuchli, Nathalie Bäschlin, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Cornelius Palmbach, Bern University of the Arts
10:00 Break
10:20 Transport of Pastel Paintings: Fatigue Damage due to Vibrations, Leila Sauvage, Rijksmuseum
10:50 Conundra in Analysis of Damage Causation, John C. Scott, Conservator of Art and Architecture

Moderated Discussion at lunchtime

November 15, Wednesday Afternoon, not listed in EAS' Preliminary Program
Hercules Felder, in his honor and memory                                           
Chair: Bruce McPherson,  EAS Committee
2:00 Studies of Soap Formation in Model Works of Art: Solving Real-World Problems with Modern Spectroscopic Techniques, Cecil Dybowski,     EAS Committee and Univ of Delaware  Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry   
2:30 Corrosion Control for Outdoor Sculpture, John Scott, EAS Committee and New York Conservation Fdn
3:00 Break
3:20 Adhesive for Gentle Removal from Skin, Svetlana Contrada, Berry Global - Engineered Materials Division
3:50 Remembrances in  honor of Hercules Felder, open, moderated

Serious issue meeting the full registration fee? Apply for one of several $150 hardship registration subsidies by sending via email only and no later than November 7: your contact information, a clear and concise statement of vibration interest and of your serious issues, with at least one supporting letter, to: .