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Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) meeting

From: Clare Oxenbury <clare<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Art and Microscopy
A one-day meeting organised by the
Royal Microscopical Society (RMS)
National Portrait Gallery, London
Tuesday 29 November 2005

Recent advances in the analysis of paintings are leading to a
revolution in how we look at art, the people who made it and,
perhaps surprisingly, the social and economic climates in which they
worked. By looking in detail at the material structure of paintings
we can learn much about the choices artists made, why they made them
and how and where their materials came from. An essential strand in
these developments is the application of various forms of
microscopy. This one-day meeting will look at the forefront of this
field, from Roman wall paintings to the current fight against
forgery, from simple surface microscopy to the most advanced laser
Raman analysis, from why an artist might paint the way he did to
what the choice of materials tells us about when and where the
picture was painted.

Speakers include: Dr Nicholas Eastaugh (Pigmentum Project and
University of Oxford), Valentine Walsh (Pigmentum Project), Dr Ruth
Siddall (UCL), Jane Davies (Independent Consultant)

Organisers: Alison Crossley (Oxford University)
and Nicholas Eastaugh (Pigmentum Project)

For registration information see

Clare Oxenbury
Conference and Meetings Organiser
Executive Editor - Journal of Microscopy
The Royal Microscopical Society
37/38 St Clements
Oxford OX4 1AJ
+44 1865 248768
Fax: +44 1865 791237

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