Please take note of this free program sponsored by the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate.

The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress invites you to attend the 33rd lecture in its series on "Topics in Preservation Science (TOPS)", Friday, September 19, 2008, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  in Dining Room A,  Madison Building 6th floor, Library of Congress (101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20540).

Michele Derrick (Conservation Scientist, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA) will speak on "CAMEO: A Free Internet Reference on Materials used in the Production and Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works".

CAMEO stands for Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online.  It is an electronic database of terms, materials and techniques used in the production and subsequent treatment and care of historical materials.  CAMEO increases access to formerly obscure information by consolidating text, citations and images, to identify and create a historical context for materials and their use, providing a chronological record of materials as they are developed or changed.  Ms. Derrick will demonstrate use of the database and answer questions. 

The "Topics in Preservation Science" lectures are free and open to the public. For more information about this series, which is continually expanded and updated, see

Dianne van der Reyden
Director, Preservation Directorate
Library of Congress
Washington, DC


Anne Harrison
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., S.E.  LA215
Washington, D.C.  20540-4935
Voice: 202-707-4834  Fax: 202-707-4828 
[log in to unmask]