American Chemical Society
Central Ohio Valley Section
The technical examination of cultural heritage objects, with a particular focus on paintings, will be the subject of the talk. Work involving non-invasive as well as invasive methodologies will be discussed. The results of technical analysis and clarify issues involving art historical interpretation and conservation treatment and care. Technical analysis can also provide insight into how art works have altered their appearance with time. The talk will be centered on analyses performed with portable instrumentation at a number of museums, especially portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (pXRF), fiber optic reflectance spectroscopy (FORS), and near IR imaging. These techniques will be demonstrated live during the talk with the actual instrumentation.
See http://chemistry.wlu.edu/Uffelman.html for details of Dr Uffelman's career and reserach interests.
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