CCI featured in the International Centre for Diffraction Data calendar
CCI’s Marie-Claude Corbeil, Manager, Conservation Science Division, contributed an article to Advances in X-ray Analysis in 2004 entitled “Applications of X-ray Diffraction in Conservation Science and Archaeometry” in which she discussed the usefulness of X-ray diffraction in the field of conservation science and archaeometry (e.g. to answer questions related to the stability or deterioration of materials used to make the objects, or to the date of execution or manufacture, country of origin or material history of objects).This year, her article was chosen to be featured in the International Centre for Diffraction Data calendar published on the occasion of the International Year of Crystallography. Flip to May to find Marie-Claude’s feature and a brief description of the role X-ray diffraction plays in heritage conservation.
Introducing Patricia Kell, CCI's New Director General
The Canadian Conservation Institute is delighted to welcome the new Director General, Patricia Kell. Patricia brings to CCI nearly 25 years of experience in a wide variety of jobs with Parks Canada. Her most recent positions included Director of Heritage Conservation, and Director of the National Historic Sites Policy Branch. Her academic credentials, which include Masters Degrees in both Museum Studies and Science as well as a Doctorate in History, are especially well suited to the unique mandate of CCI.
CCI announces the new Microfade Testing Service!
Heritage professionals and institutions responsible for the conservation and safe display of objects and collections must deal with the dilemma of protecting them from exposure to light, particularly objects and collections suspected of being vulnerable to light damage. Visit CCI’s Microfade Testing Service web page to learn more or to request this service.