The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress announces
the 36th lecture in its series on Topics in Preservation Science
"When the Whole is Greater than the Parts: a Holistic Approach to Preservation Exhibition"
Mr. Steven Weintraub
The Pickford Theater, Madison Building 3rd floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
Thursday, December 4, 2008
2-3:30 pm
Steven Weintraub, founder and principal of Art Preservation Services, Inc. in New York City will present "When the Whole is Greater than the Parts: a Holistic Approach to Preservation Exhibition".
Mr. Weintraub consults with museums throughout the country as an environmental preservation specialist, and is involved in innovative research on color perception and illumination of museum collections. All too often, it appears that the twin goals of preservation and exhibition are in conflict. Is this inevitable? Drawing from actual examples encountered in museum and historic house settings, this presentation will examine a number of environmental issues associated with preservation and exhibition, and will provide guidance on how to analyze and implement possible solutions. 
The Topics in Preservation Science lectures are free and open to the public. Upcoming presentations include:
January 22: Dr. Chris Coughlin, Sticky Shed in Magnetic Tape
March 19:Mr. Frank Abagnale, the Art of the Steal
May 28: Mr. James Reilly, (topic TBD)
Some events in this series will be available as real-time webcasts. For further details and updated information about the series, please visit
Eric Hansen
Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4560
voice: (202) 707-1028
fax: (202) 707-1525
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