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An Interview with Conservation Scientist Dr. Francesca Casadio

Francesca Casadio PhD., joined the Art Institute of Chicago as its first A.W. Mellon Conservation Scientist in July 2003, filling a critical role in establishing and directing a conservation science program. Her primary activities focus on equipping an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and conducting analyses of works of art in the collections.

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Conservation Scientist Francesca Casadio and Paintings Conservator Allison Langley will discuss the works of Pablo Picasso

Francesca Casadio PhD., A.W. Mellon Conservation Scientist and Allison Langley, Paintings Conservator at The Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the works of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the most important artists of the 20th century, at CSI: Picasso on October 10th at IIT.

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Interview with Howard Tullman, President and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

Howard Tullman, co-founder of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, founder of over a dozen high-tech companies, adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and member of both Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel’s technology and innovation councils, will share with Chicago Council on Science and Technology members some of the tools, trends and technologies that will transform businesses in the coming year this Thursday, Sept. 20. Continue reading “Interview with Howard Tullman, President and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy”

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Let’s build a museum to honor Nikola Tesla

Fans of Nikola Tesla are hard at work raising funds for a museum to honor their hero, at the site of his last remaining laboratory in Shoreham, NY.

Tesla, who registered over 700 patents, brought electricity to the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. His discoveries include the alternating current, Tesla Coil, AC induction motor, fluorescent light, laser beam, remote control and wireless communications.

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