Director of Scientific Research at the Yale Center for Conservation and Preservation, Aniko Bezur, kindly organized a group of curators, scholars, conservators, anthropology/archaeology staff, scientists and others from academic departments engaged in chemistry, molecular biology, study of DNA and proteins to our event. Following a demonstration of how to collect eraser waste for analysis to attendees we dashed across to the Yale Center for British Art for the second part of the day.
Martina Droth, their Associate Director of Research and Head of Sculpture, organized a lunchtime session for curatorial, library and conservation staff. We were also joined by Edwin Schroeder, Director of the Beinecke Library. Elizabeth Fairman, Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at YCBA had forwarded eraser crumbs taken from her collection in anticipation of the visit. We were delighted to present the results at this talk.
Elizabeth kindly showed us the originals following the session along with items to be included in a book art exhibition they were preparing.
It seems we brought the good weather to New Haven, let’s hope it travels Boston with us tomorrow too.