Crime Scene Cleanup: Preserving the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

 Registration is closed for this event
This presentation highlights the collaboration between industrial hygienists and objects conservators that culminated in a successful conservation project involving the identification of hazardous materials, exposure assessment, and the development and implementation of a treatment plan that would stabilize the models and allow for a major rewiring and lighting campaign. This effort resulted in the preservation of the Nutshells and their continued use in training detectives.

American Industrial Hygiene Association

Potomac Section 

May 2019 Meeting Announcement



Ariel O’Connor, Objects Conservator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Charles Fry, Industrial Hygienist, Smithsonian Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management



Crime Scene Cleanup: Preserving the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death


Dinner provided



Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Sign in and networking 5:30-6:00 pm
Dinner 6:00-6:30
Speaker Presentation: 6:30-7:15 pm
Questions and Closing Remarks:  7:15 pm


3M Innovation Center

1425 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
*** Must provide country of origin and be on site no later than 6:15 PM



Getting there:

3M - This is 3 blocks from the McPherson Sq. metro (Orange, Blue Silver lines) and 5 blocks from Farragut North (Red).  On street parking is available.  Parking in the building garage is not advised due to restrictive operating hours. 




Registration through 4/30/2019
Members - $25
Non-Members - $30
Students with ID - $20


Registration after 4/30/2019
Members - $30
Non-Members - 35
Students with ID - $20




May 7th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
1425 K Street Northwest, Suite 300
3M Innovation Center
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Member $ 30.00
Non-member $ 35.00
Student with ID $ 20.00