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As part of the 2001 South Carolina National Chemistry Week celebration, local high school chemistry students and their teachers had a unique opportunity to learn about the important role chemistry played in the preservation of art works located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina.
Maria Martin's sketchbooks and drawings found in The Charleston Museum and the John C. Calhoun Monument located on Marion Square were subjects that were studied for the first time online.
Hands on activities provided chemistry teachers with the materials and lesson plans needed to demonstrate how chemicals were used by professional conservators to preserve paper and clean the local monuments.
For further information about the contents of this online project, please contact Mary S. Miller, Science Librarian, Charleston County Public Library.