Washington University Technology Associates Records
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In 1973, the Washington University Department of Physics endeavored to collaboratively combine the technical skills of its faculty with the subject expertise of art historians and archaeologists.
Named the Washington University Center for Archaeometry, this highly experimental marriage of disciplines sought to deliberately document, restore, and preserve both the physical and the intellectual properties of precious works of art.
Through a succession of surveys, technical examinations, conservation treatments, educational programs, research, and publications, the Washington University Center for Archaeometry was soon recognized as a leading authority in the conservation of bronze outdoor sculpture.
In 1976, the Washington University Center for Archaeometry became a profit-driven organization and was renamed “Washington University Technology Associates, Inc.”
This collection is divided into six series as follows:
Series 01: Correspondence (arranged alphabetically by last name or by subject)
Series 02: Publicity (arranged alphabetically by subject then chronologically)
Series 03: Business Affairs (arranged alphabetically by subject)
Series 04: Conservation Techniques, Equipment, Materials, and Informative Literature (arranged alphabetically by subject)
Series 05: Library Materials (arranged alphabetically by subject)
Series 06: Project Files (arranged alphabetically by geographic location then by subject)
Series 07: Oversized Images from the Center for Archaeometry (WUTA)
Method of Acquisition
This material was donated to the University Archives.
Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in January 2006. Updated by Miranda Rectenwald June 2009. Updated in Spring 2016 by Miranda Rectenwald. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in February 2017.
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- 2021 May 21: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the University Archives Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US