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Eric Breitung

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Research Scientist, Department of Scientific Research
New York, New York
Eric Breitung, Research Scientist, specializes in modern preservation materials and museum environment issues in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Scientific Research. His work includes the development of advanced analytical test methods for assessing commercial materials used to store, display, and transport art. After earning a PhD in physical organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he worked in the Polymer Materials Laboratory at General Electric’s R&D Center during which he spent 1 year as a Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He then studied Ikat textile dyes at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian and continued as senior scientist at the Library of Congress where he focused on modern materials and development of materials analysis tools.
Monday, May 29
 

9:00am

1:00pm

4:00pm

 
Tuesday, May 30
 

8:15am

9:30am

10:00am

10:50am

2:00pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

4:15pm

5:30pm

6:30pm

 
Wednesday, May 31
 

8:30am

9:00am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

2:55pm

3:30pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall Riverside West Exhibit Hall 011. (Book and Paper) Moth Larvae Infestation of Books and Materials from Syracuse University Libraries Riverside West Exhibit HallMarianne S. Hanley 017. (Book and Paper) Acid Transport through Mylar Encapsulation Riverside West Exhibit HallDr. Patricia McGuiggan • Andrea KI Hall • Molly McGath • William Minter 018. (Objects) Development of a User-Driven Adhesives Database Riverside West Exhibit HallShaina Palmer • Andrea KI Hall • Robert Leheny • Molly McGath • Dr. Patricia McGuiggan • Sara Zaccaron 019. (Objects) Polishing Methods and Their Impact on Results in the Oddy Test Riverside West Exhibit HallChloe Cao • Andrea KI Hall • Molly McGath • Dr. Patricia McGuiggan 022. (Book and Paper) Captain America Encounters Klucel M® Riverside West Exhibit HallMichiko Adachi • Cathie Magee 059. (Research and Technical Studies) Cutting Edge Technologies in Non-invasive Organic Analytical Techniques Riverside West Exhibit HallAmanda Jones 065. (Research and Technical Studies) Elucidating Daguerreotype Degradation Through Surface Species Formation Using Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy Riverside West Exhibit HallAndrea E. Schlather • Silvia Centeno 080. (Objects) Bedbugs: A Pesky Problem Riverside West Exhibit HallMeredith Wilcox-Levine 082. (Sustainability) Environmental Preservation Practices to Avoid Riverside West Exhibit HallWilliam P. Lull 083. (Research and Technical Studies) The Bay Area Conservation Science Initiative Riverside West Exhibit HallElise Effmann Clifford • Elizabeth S. Peña • Susan Roberts-Manganelli

4:30pm

6:30pm

 
Thursday, June 1
 

11:30am

1:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

3:30pm