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CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online

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CAMEO is a searchable information resource developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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.

The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials.

Please enter your 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.

By using this encyclopedia, you are agreeing to the terms stated in the User agreement.

Click here to view CAMEO’s credits.

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