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Cindy Connelly Ryan

Library of Congress
Preservation Science Specialist
District of Columbia, Washington
Cindy Connelly Ryan is a conservation scientist and specialist in art technology source research at the Library of Congress Preservation Research and Testing Division in Washington, DC. Her research areas at LC have included accelerated aging methods, iron gall ink stabilization, alteration of verdigris in aqueous media, and lightfastness testing in anoxic and hypoxic environments. She has a dual background in physics (Carnegie-Mellon University) and art conservation (New York University), and held a Forbes Fellowship at the Freer/Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution before joining PRTD in 1999.