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Subject: Pigment analysis

Pigment analysis

From: Minna Lindgren-Larkin <melarkin>
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
I'm looking for conservators, preferably in New York or Northern
California area, with experience in performing a pigment
identification analysis on medieval manuscripts. Can anyone
recommend an agency, or a conservator that have performed these
tasks? I would also like to hear general comments on which measuring
methods are considered the most accurate and/or least destructive to
the original material? How do the portable on-site measuring
equipment compare with the laboratory models? Lastly, how much such
service can be expected to cost?

The collected data will be used as a foundation for an essay
studying organic and inorganic colorants present in the early 16th
century manuscripts.

Minna Larkin
Special Collections and Archives
University of California, Santa Cruz

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