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Monday, May 29 • 9:30am - 12:00pm
Effectively Using Portable IR and Raman Instruments for Art Object Analysis FULL

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It is often necessary or desirable to conduct an infrared or Raman analysis of art objects that is non-destructive and can be accomplished in the field or in a gallery. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy have long been established as effective non-destructive tools for the analysis of art objects. Only recently have portable infrared and Raman devices come on the market that function reliably with sufficient performance characteristics for the conduct of these measurements. The benefits of using portable infrared and Raman units will be discussed with examples shown of the successful employment of these devices. The pitfalls associated with making such methods will also be discussed. In the hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to run portable infrared and Raman spectrometers on objects provided by the instructors. Participants are invited to bring objects of their own for testing.

Cost: $89

Speaker(s)
avatar for Francesca Casadio

Francesca Casadio

Conservation Scientist, Art Institute of Chicago
Francesca Casadio joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 to establish and direct the conservation science laboratory. As Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist she is charged with planning and carrying out scientific research in support of the preservation and study... Read More →
avatar for Tom Tague, Ph.D.

Tom Tague, Ph.D.

Applications Manager, Bruker Corporation
Thomas Tague is the Applications Manager for Bruker Optics and has managed the microscopy related business for Bruker Optics for the last fourteen years. Tom is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Board of Corporators of the Worcester Art... Read More →



Monday May 29, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Michigan 1A-B Concourse Level, East Tower

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