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= CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online =
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=CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online =
  
 
CAMEO is a searchable information resource developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.
 
CAMEO is a searchable information resource developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.
  
== RECENT ADDITIONS ==
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== UPDATED SPECTRA ==
[[ File: Cotton-004-07-02-09-DIC-400X-PM-9.jpg|right|thumb|Cotton fiber]]
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[[[SliderGallery rightalign|thumb|Brochantite.TIF~FTIR (MFA)|Brochantite Raman MFA 385.TIF~Raman (MFA)|PIG385.jpg~XRD|f385sem.jpg~SEM|f385edsbw.jpg~EDS]]]
FRIL (Fiber Reference Image Library) is a database of images of textile fibers acquired through the use of multiple microscopic techniques (brightfield, darkfield, polarized light, and differential interference contrast) to provide complementary information contributing to identification and characterization. The site is organized into categories of Plant, Animal, and Manufactured fibers with sub-categories to include images of fibers from 18th through 21st century garments. Dr. Kathryn Jakes is the senior editor for FRIL.
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A concerted effort is currently underway to evaluate and upgrade the analytical spectra that are presented in CAMEO.  This primarily includes examining current Infrared and Raman spectra to ensure their accuracy as well as to provide images with wavelength markers for the major peaks.  See for example the Brochantite slider gallery shown on this page.  For this particular sample, the Forbes pigment jar was labeled ‘Malachite Green’, but all analysis techniques confirmed its identity to be brochantite.  One of our efforts has been directed toward correctly identifying the pigments in the Forbes reference set. The major work on MFA contributions is being done by Dr. Erin Mysak with support from Sotheby’s Scientific Research Department. Concurrently, Dr. Abed Haddad, the David Booth Fellow in Conservation Science from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is examining and contributing to the Raman reference set.
  
Also, please check out the actively growing DYE ANALYSIS section of CAMEO. This new resource is seminal to the scientific art analysis world because it provides critical analytical parameters for the analysis of synthetic and natural dyes using state-of-the-art liquid chromatographic and mass spectrometric equipment. The site is organized into categories of Natural and Synthetic Dyes with sub-categories of dyes found on cultural artifacts. Dr. Xian Zhang is the senior editor for DYE ANALYSIS.
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== AIC MATERIALS WORKING GROUP ==
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Rachel Arenstein, Samantha Springer, and Colleen Snyder are coordinating volunteer editors to increase the number of bilateral links between CAMEO and the American Institute for Conservation WIKI (http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Main_Page).  These two resources provide complementary information since CAMEO is a technical encyclopedia of materials while the AIC WIKI provides methods and parameters for the use of these materials as related to the conservation of works of artFor examples of the information in each, please start at the CAMEO entries for [[Starch]] or [[Fiberboard]].  For additional information, contact rarenstein@conservation-us.org.
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The Materials Selection and Specification Working Group (MWG) at the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is leading an effort to provide a resource bank of information that will help develop best practices in selection of materials used in the preservation, transport, and display of cultural heritage.  CAMEO has been designated as the platform for the consolidated information on materials with new sets of information added under the headers: Applications, Personal Risks, Collection Risks, Environmental Risks, Working Properties, and Forms/Sizes.  The ‘Additional Information’ field will contain links to the Oddy Test results residing in the AIC Wiki (see http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Materials_Testing).  The ‘Environmental Risks’ section will be populated with information developed as part of the recently funded NEH grant for Life Cycle Assessment of materials and treatments used in cultural conservation.  CAMEO will also provide links to the Life Cycle Assessment tool that will enable the comparison of carbon footprints for over 3000 materials.
  
== BREAKING NEWS ==
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== FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS ==
  
We are excited to announce that CAMEO has received funds to support its future growth from:
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Stayed tuned to this page for databases that are now in progress for Asian Textiles and Japanese woodblock prints.
 
 
* ANAGPIC (the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation)
 
 
 
* Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware (in honor of Bruno Pouliot and Vicki Cassman)
 
 
 
* Anonymous (in honor of Bruno Pouliot)
 
 
 
These funds will be used to establish a second parallel cloud server with the most up-to-date production versions of the MEDIAWIKI software containing numerous extensions that add more functionality. The CAMEO application will be extracted, moved, and tested on the new server, while the public accessible version of CAMEO is maintained on its existing server.  Once all CAMEO information is transferred to the developmental server and vetted as operational, the public will have access to CAMEO on the most current version of MEDIAWIKI. The MFA will continue to maintain the two server system, with the initial server then becoming the developmental version.  The continuity of the two servers will allow the MFA to continually improve and add to the CAMEO database without interrupting the day-to-day operation.
 
  
 
== USING CAMEO ==
 
== USING CAMEO ==
 
 
Please enter your search term in the box on the upper right.  Press the Go button for an exact match to an English material name.  Press the Search button for a full text search of the records including all non-English (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Hungarian, etc.) synonyms in the MATERIALS database.
 
Please enter your search term in the box on the upper right.  Press the Go button for an exact match to an English material name.  Press the Search button for a full text search of the records including all non-English (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Hungarian, etc.) synonyms in the MATERIALS database.
 
 
CAMEO has recently undergone a major transformation to a wiki based platform.  As is inherent in wikis, some databases and pages contained within CAMEO are 'works in progress'.  Pages, data, and information will be added and updated on a continuing basis.  
 
CAMEO has recently undergone a major transformation to a wiki based platform.  As is inherent in wikis, some databases and pages contained within CAMEO are 'works in progress'.  Pages, data, and information will be added and updated on a continuing basis.  
 
 
By using this encyclopedia, you are agreeing to the terms stated in the [[User agreement]].
 
By using this encyclopedia, you are agreeing to the terms stated in the [[User agreement]].
  

Revision as of 09:42, 28 January 2020

CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online

CAMEO is a searchable information resource developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.

UPDATED SPECTRA

FTIR (MFA)

Brochantite.TIF

Raman (MFA)

Brochantite Raman MFA 385.TIF

XRD

PIG385.jpg

SEM

F385sem.jpg

EDS

F385edsbw.jpg

A concerted effort is currently underway to evaluate and upgrade the analytical spectra that are presented in CAMEO. This primarily includes examining current Infrared and Raman spectra to ensure their accuracy as well as to provide images with wavelength markers for the major peaks. See for example the Brochantite slider gallery shown on this page. For this particular sample, the Forbes pigment jar was labeled ‘Malachite Green’, but all analysis techniques confirmed its identity to be brochantite. One of our efforts has been directed toward correctly identifying the pigments in the Forbes reference set. The major work on MFA contributions is being done by Dr. Erin Mysak with support from Sotheby’s Scientific Research Department. Concurrently, Dr. Abed Haddad, the David Booth Fellow in Conservation Science from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is examining and contributing to the Raman reference set.

AIC MATERIALS WORKING GROUP

Volara page.tif

The Materials Selection and Specification Working Group (MWG) at the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is leading an effort to provide a resource bank of information that will help develop best practices in selection of materials used in the preservation, transport, and display of cultural heritage. CAMEO has been designated as the platform for the consolidated information on materials with new sets of information added under the headers: Applications, Personal Risks, Collection Risks, Environmental Risks, Working Properties, and Forms/Sizes. The ‘Additional Information’ field will contain links to the Oddy Test results residing in the AIC Wiki (see http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Materials_Testing). The ‘Environmental Risks’ section will be populated with information developed as part of the recently funded NEH grant for Life Cycle Assessment of materials and treatments used in cultural conservation. CAMEO will also provide links to the Life Cycle Assessment tool that will enable the comparison of carbon footprints for over 3000 materials.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Stayed tuned to this page for databases that are now in progress for Asian Textiles and Japanese woodblock prints.

USING CAMEO

Please enter your search term in the box on the upper right. Press the Go button for an exact match to an English material name. Press the Search button for a full text search of the records including all non-English (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Hungarian, etc.) synonyms in the MATERIALS database. CAMEO has recently undergone a major transformation to a wiki based platform. As is inherent in wikis, some databases and pages contained within CAMEO are 'works in progress'. Pages, data, and information will be added and updated on a continuing basis. By using this encyclopedia, you are agreeing to the terms stated in the User agreement.

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