Conservation Analytical Laboratory Established

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Summary

The Conservation Analytical Laboratory is established to support museum curators in authenticity studies and the preservation of artifacts.

Subject

  • Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL)
  • Museum Conservation Institute

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 52.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1965. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1965, p.431.
  • United States National Museum 1964 Annual Report. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, p. 55.
  • SIA General Agreements File, CAL or SCMRE
  • The name of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory was changed to the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education on January 26, 1998.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1966

Topic

  • New Programs
  • Museums
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Preservation
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Museum techniques

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