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CT scanning

From: Natalie Scoullar <natalies>
Date: Friday, April 2, 2004
I am exploring the idea of using a Computed Tomography scanner to
examine a painting before treatment.  The painting is by Sir A.J.
Munnings and it appears to have been painted over an old painting. I
have been offered the use of a CT scanning machine by a local
hospital radiology department.  Has anyone ever attempted CT
scanning of a painting before?  Was it useful?  Are the exposure
times and strengths to the X ray wavelengths used more damaging for
an oil painting?

Natalie Scoullar
Art Gallery of Western Australia

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:65
                  Distributed: Thursday, April 8, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-65-016
Received on Friday, 2 April, 2004

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