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Conservation of Cultural Heritage as a Platform for Research, Engagement, and Education
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:30pm

Presented by: Tami Lasseter Clare
Chemistry, Portland State University
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:30 pm
296 Smith Memorial Student Union, PSU

Dr. Clare will discuss the role of the newly established Regional Laboratory for the Science of Cultural Heritage Conservation. She will highlight research projects that include the analysis of a Chinese Money Tree, an Ethiopian manuscript and the development of high-performance coatings for outdoor metalwork. The talk will focus on how the Regional Laboratory may be a means for engagement of students and the broader community.

Tami Lasseter Clare is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University with research interests in the study of novel materials for use in art and architectural conservation, particularly protective coatings that may offer performance enhancement and those that may be environmentallyfriendlier. Previously, Dr. Lasseter Clare was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2006-08) and has worked in the Graduate Program of Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania as a lecturer and lab manager (2005-06). She earned her Ph.D. In chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research is currently supported by federal grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation.

Sponsored by: Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter