Preservation Lecture Series

Past Lectures:

JACK (’47) AND BETSY O’NEILL PRESERVATION LECTURE

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Luciana Duranti, PhD is Chair of Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the management of digital records in both its master’s and doctoral archival programs. She is also Faculty Associate Member of the University of British Columbia College for Interdisciplinary Studies, Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre, and in 2011, by virtue of her overall academic record, she was awarded the position of Affiliate Full Professor at the University of Washington iSchool.  She received her degrees from the University of Roma, La Sapienza.

Dr. Duranti spoke on digital surrogates within the field of diplomatics.  You may view her slides here.  Please click here to watch the full lecture.

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JACK (’47) AND BETSY O’NEILL PRESERVATION LECTURE

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Aniko Bezur, director of scientific research at the Yale Center for Conservation and Preservation (CCAP), has a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Arizona. Prior to her appoint as science director of CCAP, she was the Andrew W. Mellon research scientist for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection (2008-2012); worked at the Art Institute of Chicago as associate conservation scientist; and served as a lecturer and assistant professor of conservation science in the Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College.

Bezur discussed the first phase of Yale’s Center for Conservation and Preservation (CCAP); completed in Spring 2013 with the construction of its scientific research laboratories. This talk introduced the scientific staff and facilities of the CCAP, showcased ongoing projects, and explored plans for harnessing the Center’s unique setting and academic context.

This lecture was not recorded.

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JACK (’47) AND BETSY O’NEILL PRESERVATION LECTURE

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mary M. Brooks, PhD, FIIC, ACR, Private Conservator and Consultant on the conservation of textiles

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The first three Preservation Lectures were funded through the generous donation of the Hon. Paul S. Stevens '74 B.A.

storage is cheap

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Abbey Smith Rumsey, Director, Scholarly Communication Institute

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paradox

November 11, 2010

Helen Shenton, former Head of Collection Care at the British Library, spoke as Deputy Director at Harvard University Library.

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sustainable

April 7, 2010

James J. Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute

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