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Courses on optical microscopy

From: Ann B. N'Gadi <abn>
Date: Friday, February 19, 1999
Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
Optical Microscopy Series
1999 Schedule
Fees are $500.00 per class and include catered lunches.

March 29 - April 2: C9907 Polarized Light Microscopy

Fundamentals and Applications for Conservators and Archaeologists.
This course furnishes and in-depth look at the fundamentals of
polarized light microscopy and applications for those in museum
and/or archaeological fields.

April 12 - 16: C9909 Introduction to Applied Optical Microscopy.

This course provides the foundation for advanced optical microscopy
applications and for further training through the SCMRE Optical
Microscopy Series. Students will receive introductions to:
principles of geometric optics, imaging and illuminating optics,
image formation, wave optics and diffraction, numerical aperture and
resolution; imaging and photomicrography; specialized techniques and
limits of material identification; and specialized applications,
e.g. ceramics and lithics, ethnographic materials, coating materials
(paints and varnish layers), natural fibers, metals, pigments, wood,
charcoal and paper fibers.

August 9 - 13: C9914 Wood Anatomy and Identification.

This course provides an introduction to wood anatomy of temperate
and tropical species and to their macroscopic and microscopic
identification.  Emphasis is placed on real-life applications of
analysis from wooden artifacts from museum and archaeological
contexts (including charcoal).

November 15 - 19: C0003 Plant Anatomy and Morphology for Objects
Conservators and Archaeologists.

This course provides an introduction to and appreciation of plant
anatomy and morphology for those dealing with ethnographic objects
made from or containing plant materials.  Emphasis is on herbaceous
characters of leaves, stems, roots and bark.  Wood anatomy and
identification is covered in separate course.

Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Francine Lewis, 301-238-3700

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