Symposium on Carbon Dioxide Cleaning

Thursday, 10 September, 2015
Washington DC

“Ice Cold: Solid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning”
McEvoy Auditorium
8th and G Streets NW
Washington DC, 20001

Presented by the Lunder Conservation Center

The symposium will occur in the McEvoy Auditorium of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

This fully day symposium is an opportunity for conservators and collection care specialists to explore the technology, applications, and benefits of solid carbon dioxide snow cleaning for collection treatment and preservation.

Solid carbon dioxide cleaning (snow to pellet) has been tested and used in critical cleaning capacities, such as the removal of surface contamination during the production of silicon microchip wafers and precision optical lenses. Significant advances in CO2 technology and its employment have produced valuable results for the field of conservation, specifically for objects with sensitive surfaces.

Throughout the day seven speakers will present a series of talks and panel discussions that focus on the discussion of past case studies, current considerations, and future possibilities in the use of solid CO2 cleaning for collection care.

Registration is free.

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