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Subject: Workshop on microscopy

Workshop on microscopy

From: Marc Reeves <mreeves>
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 1998
Bernard Friedman Memorial Workshop
Use of the Microscope
1244 McBride Avenue, West Patterson, NJ 07424
October 10, 17, 24, 31 1998
10 AM - 4 PM

This survey course has been given for more than thirty years in
various forms. It has served to introduce or refresh basic knowledge
and techniques of light microscopy for hundreds of amateur and
professional microscopists over the years, especially students in
conservation, forensics, biology, geology, medicine, and other
fields. Pre-eminent instructors volunteer their time to provide a
sound instruction and a foundation for more specialized courses
offered by the society during later months. The course also provides
an introduction to the equipment resources, library, and slide
collections of the society. This course is appropriate for different
levels of skill and experience--all are welcome. The following
topics are covered:

    *   Theory of microscopy
    *   Kohler illumination
    *   Diffraction Theory
    *   Contrast Methods
    *   Polarized light
    *   Phased Contrast
    *   Interference
    *   Hoffman contrast, Rheinberg, Dark-field & oblique
        illumination, etc.

The workshop will consist of four consecutive Saturdays of lectures
and hands-on labs to cover the theoretical and practical aspects of

The course instructors include:

Jan Hinsch, Director of the Micro Laboratory at Leica Microsystems,
Inc. He is a Former Vice President of NYMS and has served for many
years as Awards Chairman. His main area of interest is Polarized
light microscopy.

Mary McCann, formerly a senior microscopist with Polaroid
Corporation and now with McCann Imaging, is the author of a number
of photomicrography instructional books and articles, and has taught
for the New York Microscopical Society, and the American Chemical

John Reffner, Ph.D., formerly with American Cyanamid and
SpectraTech, is now with Trace Consulting.  He is presently the Vice
President of NYMS.

Don O'Leary, a pigment chemist and microscopist for many years, now
retired, and past president of NYMS, is now curator of the NYMS
collection and Education Chairman.

Eugena Ordonez, current president of NYMS, was a conservator at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York, is currently in private practice,
and is completing her doctoral dissertation on "Lissitsky, Malevich,
and Popova, Working Methods and Materials: An Investigation into the
Faktura of Paintings" at the University of Delaware.

Where: 1244 McBride Avenue, West Patterson, NJ 07424.Phone
973-812-8377. Free parking, *very* accessible by public
transportation. Information on car pools and transportation will be
provided. Cost: $225 for NYMS members, $245 for non-members
(includes membership). Lunch and course materials are included.
Checks should be made out to NYMS.

Who: Beginners and experienced users who wish to learn more about
the proper use of a microscope.

Register using the form or call Don O'Leary. Limited to the first 12
registrants. If time is short, please contact Don O'Leary as quickly
as possible to insure a place.  Don O'Leary, 6 Chittenden Road, Fair
Lawn, NJ 07410 Further information: Telephone: 201-797-8849
<dnoleary [at] aol__com>.  See <URL:> for additional
information or events.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:35
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 8, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-35-015
Received on Wednesday, 7 October, 1998

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