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Aluminum: History, Technology and Conservation

April 7-11, 2014

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, in partnership with the Lunder Conservation Center and the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation Metal Working Group, is pleased to announce the first ever conference on the history, technology and conservation of aluminum alloys. The three-day program (April 7-9) will feature 40-minute lectures by invited speakers, as well as 20-minute submitted presentations, with each session followed by a Q and A. An optional one-and-a-half day workshop (April 10-11) on the identification of aluminum alloys and finishes will also be offered as a professional development opportunity. 

The conference will be held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium in Washington D.C.  

The workshop will be hosted by the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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