Dr. Murray Loew is the PI on a recently awarded, three-year, $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is the first time the NEH has awarded a grant to a SEAS faculty member. The grant was awarded to Prof. Loew and his collaborators at Catholic University of America and The Library of Congress. The purpose of the grant is to create tools that assist in the identification of at-risk glass heritage collection items. Specifically, the grant will support research to develop simple tools, including imaging, organized into a “decision tree” that will allow end-users of varying backgrounds and abilities, from curators and collectors to conservators and conservation scientists, to better identify the risk posed by unstable 19th century glass in historical collections.
January 01, 2017