Scripps College Lunchtime Seminar


“Scientific Analysis and Materials Research in the Conservation of Photographs”
Dr. Christoper Maines, Ph.D.
U.S. National Gallery of Art
From: 12:00 PM To: 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011
Hampton Room, Scripps College
Science of Art Conservation
Scientific analysis of photographs yields information about the processes used to produce them and gives insight into the mechanisms of degradation that can endanger their survivability. Recent studies of historic coating techniques have added to the understanding of how early photographs were created and have important implications about how these objects should be conserved. Examples of analyses performed on photographs in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, including micro-fading tests, FT-IR of coating materials, and x-ray fluorescence identification of photographic processes, will be discussed.
FMI: Contact Anna Wenzel At 909-607-0912
Seminar Registered by: Anna Wenzel


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