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Professor Yegian Protects Artwork

October 31, 2009

Prof. Mishac Yegian of Northeastern University in collaboration with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has conducted research on evaluation of a mechanical isolator to protect four MFA sculptures against earthquakes in Nagoya Japan, where they will be displayed for four years. Models of artifacts were made and tested on the shaking table by simulating museum floor response motions of Kobe and Taft earthquakes. The efficiency of a mechanical isolator for protecting the artifacts was evaluated and tested. The project results present the response of the artifacts with and without the mechanical isolator.

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