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Subject: Charles F. Bridgman

Charles F. Bridgman

From: Jeanette Spencer <spenceraic>
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1999
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The AIC office received a letter from a graduate student in the
Netherlands today who is writing a graduate thesis about the history
of the application of various techniques used for the scientific
research of paintings.  One part of his thesis deals with the
earliest attempts to examine paintings with X-rays, which was a keen
interest of Mr. Charles Bridgman, a former member of AIC. The
student states, "According to a note in the periodical Studies in
Conservation (November 1964, page 135), Mr. Bridgman collected a
large file of original articles written before 1930 'dealing with
the very early uses of scientific methods for investigating
paintings and other works of art.' "

Mr. Bridgman died in July 1993 and, unfortunately, the AIC office
does not have any information about his project.

If anyone knows anything about the project, please write to the
student at the following address:

    Mr. Rick Hartmann
    (student of art history at Leiden University)
    Roland Holstlaan 1068
    2624 JR DELFT
    The Netherlands

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:70
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Received on Wednesday, 24 February, 1999

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