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Subject: Course on microscopy

Course on microscopy

From: Susan A Mathisen <sam6>
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999
The Chemical Microscopy of Art and Artifacts
with Walter C. McCrone
Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
January 10-14, 2000
Course Fee:  $900
Registration Deadline:  December 8, 1999

This one-week intensive workshop, based on chemical microscopy
applied to the identification of materials of art and archaeology,
is intended for conservation and art history professionals
interested in technical aspects of works of art such as pigment and
fiber analysis.

Students will learn each technique through lectures, demonstrations,
and hands-on laboratory practice.

Topics to be covered include:

    Day 1:  Proper use of the microscope and its components,
    illumination, micrometry, contrast and resolving power, crystal
    morphology, and microchemical tests.

    Day 2:  Crystal optics, crossed polars, fiber analysis
    (samplings, mounting, identification).

    Day 3:  Identification of pigments, media, surface coatings,
    glues, and pastes.

    Day 4:  Study of paintings, microminiaturization and analytical

    Day 5:  Photomicrography, how to select a microscope and
    accessories, special studies, questions and discussion.

A certificate will be awarded by the McCrone Research Institute upon
successful completion of the course assignments.

How to register:  Early application is recommended to ensure a
place, as enrollment is limited.  The application deadline is
December 8, 1999. Late applications will be accepted if space
allows.  To apply, send a brief letter of intent including relevant
education and employment experience, and the applicability of this
course to your work.  The information will assist the instructor in
shaping the workshop to fit the participants' needs.

A deposit of $100 is required to reserve a place.  Please make
checks payable to New York University.  Payment of the remaining
balance is due by the first day of class.  Meals, housing, and minor
travel costs associated with field trips are not included in the
tuition fee.

Notices of acceptance will be sent after December 8.

Partial financial assistance is available for qualified applicants
who would otherwise be unable to take the course.  To apply for
financial aid, please include with your application a statement of
financial need, and, where appropriate, a letter from your
organization endorsing your request.

Any inquiries, please call 212.772.5848.

Susan Anne Mathisen
Administrative Conservator
Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
14 E. 78th Street, New York, New York 10021

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