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National Academies advisory: 'Science and Art Conservation'

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academy of Sciences' Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium series sponsored "Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis" in Washington, D.C., in March 2003.

As a follow-up to the colloquium, the Academies have published a book on this topic featuring papers written by expert panelists who participated in the meeting. "Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis" examines the application of scientific methods to the study and conservation of art, sculpture, and architecture.

To purchase a copy of the book, contact National Academies Press at 888-624-8373 if you are calling within the United States and Canada, or at 202-334-3313 for calls outside these countries. Online sales available at http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11413.html.

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