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Odile Madden

Odile Madden

Research Scientist

 

Phone: 301-238-1257
Fax: 301-238-3709
E-mail Address: MaddenO [at] si.edu

Address:
Museum Conservation Institute
Smithsonian Institution
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746


Education

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Classics, University of Arizona
Degrees in the History of Art and Archaeology, Art Conservation, and Italian from New York University and UCLA

Research Specialties, Interests and Responsibilities

The role of polymer-plasticizer interaction in material degradation, characterization and reverse engineering of historic "plastic" artifacts, and technical study of the National Air and Space Museum collection.

Recent Publications

Horelick, Lauren A., McHugh, Kelly and Madden, Odile. 2011. What's Going on with Guts: Assessing Adhesives Used to Repair Cultural Objects Made of Gut Skin. In: Adhesives and Consolidants for Conservation: Research and Applications. Symposium 2011. Ottawa: Canadian Conservation Institute, pp.1-18.

Madden, Odile, Johnson, Jessica and Anderson, Jae. 2010. Pesticide Remediation in Context: Toward Standardization of Detection and Risk Assessment. In: Koestler, Robert J. and Charola, Asuncion E., Pesticide Mitigation in Museum Collections: Science in Conservation: Proceedings from the MCI Workshop Series. Washington, DC: Smithsoian Institution Scholarly Press, pp.1-6.

Sirois, P. J., Johnson, Jessica S., Shugar, Aaron, Poulin, Jennifer and Madden, Odile. 2009. Pesticide Contamination: Working Together to Find a Common Solution. In: Preserving Aborigional Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches: Proceedings of Symposium 2007. Ottawa: Canadian Heritage, Canadian Conservation Institute, pp.175-186.

Tsang, Jia-sun, Madden, Odile, Coughlin, Mary, Maiorana, Anthony, Watson, Judy, Little, Nicole C. and Speakman, Robert Jeff. 2009. Degradation of 'Lumarith' Cellulose Acetate Examination and Chemical Analysis of a Salesman's Sample Kit. Studies in Conservation, 54(2): 90-105.

Madden, Odile. 2008. Sevres Porcelain Technical Notes. In: Bennett, Shelley M. and Sargentson, Carolyn, French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp.

Recent talks

The Age of Plastic Symposium

 

Book Chapters

DePriest, Paula T., Dietrich, Elizabeth, Madden, Odile, Sullivan, Elizabeth and Charola, A. Elena Charola, A. E., Wegener, Corine and Koestler, Robert J.
Compounded Damage at the Museum Support Center: Hurricane Irene after the Earthquake Unexpected—Earthquake 2011: Lessons to Be Learned 2014 85 96 Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press Washington, DC

Heald, Susan and Madden, Odile
Investigations into Naphthalene Mitigation on Museum Objects NATCC Preprints, 8th North American Textile Conservation Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico 2011 291 297

Horelick, Lauren A., McHugh, Kelly and Madden, Odile
What's Going on with Guts: Assessing Adhesives Used to Repair Cultural Objects Made of Gut Skin Adhesives and Consolidants for Conservation: Research and Applications. Symposium 2011 2011 1 18 Canadian Conservation Institute Ottawa

Madden, Odile, Johnson, Jessica and Anderson, Jae Koestler, Robert J. and Charola, A. Elena
Pesticide Remediation in Context: Toward Standardization of Detection and Risk Assessment Pesticide Mitigation in Museum Collections: Science in Conservation: Proceedings from the MCI Workshop Series 2010 1 6 Smithsoian Institution Scholarly Press Washington, DC

Sirois, P. J., Johnson, Jessica S., Shugar, Aaron, Poulin, Jennifer and Madden, Odile
Pesticide Contamination: Working Together to Find a Common Solution Preserving Aborigional Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches: Proceedings of Symposium 2007 2009 175 186 Canadian Heritage, Canadian Conservation Institute Ottawa https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8138

Madden, Odile Bennett, Shelley M. and Sargentson, Carolyn
Sevres Porcelain Technical Notes French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington 2008 Yale University Press New Haven and London

Journal Articles

Thomas, Daniel B., McGraw, Kevin J., Butler, Michael W., Carrano, Matthew T., Madden, Odile and James, Helen F.
Ancient origins and multiple appearances of carotenoid-pigmented feathers in birds Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 2014 The Royal Society London

Madden, Odile and Learner, Tom
Preserving Plastics: An Evolving Material, a Maturing Profession Conservation Perspectives: The GCI Newsletter 2014 4 9

Thomas, Daniel B., McGraw, Kevin J., James, Helen F. and Madden, Odile
Non-destructive descriptions of carotenoids in feathers using Raman spectroscopy Analytical Methods 2014 1301 1308 Royal Society of Chemistry

France, Christine A. M., Thomas, Daniel B., Doney, Charlotte R. and Madden, Odile
FT-Raman spectroscopy as a method for screening collagen diagenesis in bone Journal of Archaeological Science 2014 346 355 Elsevier

Madden, Odile, Gordon, Gary, Cobb, Kim and Spencer, Alex M.
Depth profiling laminated glass with a fiber optic probe customized for adjustable working distance Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 2013

Madden, Odile, Cobb, Kim and Spencer, Alex M.
Raman spectroscopic characterization of laminated glass and transparent sheet plastics to amplify a history of early aviation "glass" Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 2013

Jefcoat, Marci, Tubb, Hannah and Madden, Odile
Deciphering polymer composite artifacts by Raman spectroscopy: Creation and free sharing of spectral reference libraries Abstracts of the Papers of the American Chemical Society 2012 2 p.

Thomas, Daniel B., James, Helen F., Carrano, Matthew T. and Madden, Odile
Searching for Evidence of Fossil Feather Color with Spectroscopy Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 2012 183 184 Taylor & Francis

Tsang, Jia-sun, Madden, Odile, Coughlin, Mary, Maiorana, Anthony, Watson, Judy, Little, Nicole C. and Speakman, Robert Jeff
Degradation of 'Lumarith' Cellulose Acetate EXAMINATION AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF A SALESMAN'S SAMPLE KIT Studies in Conservation 2009 90 105 INT INST CONSERVATION HISTORIC ARTISTIC WORKS LONDON; 6 BUCKINGHAM ST, LONDON WC2N 6BA, ENGLAND