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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

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Francesca Casadio

Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist and Co-director NU-ACCESS, The Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University
Francesca Casadio joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 to establish and direct a state of the art conservation science laboratory. In January 2018, she will assume the post of Executive Director of Conservation and Science in the same institution. Dr. Casadio has also established... Read More →
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Tom Tague

Bruker Elemental

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