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Seminars on conservation science

From: Francesca Casadio <fcasadio>
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2006
The Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University
Joint Seminar Series on Conservation Science

As part of the Art Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University
Collaborative Program in Conservation Science supported by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
<URL:>, we are pleased to
announce the program for the second year of a continuing series of
seminars on Conservation Science. The goal of these seminars is
twofold: to educate scientists and engineers on the opportunities
and unsolved problems in conservation science and to inform
conservators, curators and conservation scientists about the
techniques and expertise available in science and engineering which
might be brought to bear on conservation science problems.

The Fourth seminar, Ceramics and Glasses: New Methods for Old
Problems, will take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in Cook Hall at
Northwestern University on the Evanston Campus. The program is
detailed below.

    Art Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University
    Seminar Series on Conservation Science
    Ceramics and Glasses: New Methods for Old Problems
    Tuesday, May 30, 2006

        10-10:30am          Registration/Coffee 2058 Cook Hall

        10:30-10:35am       Welcome

        10:35-11:35pm       Laure Dussubieux
                            The Field Museum
                            "Elemental Analysis Using Laser Ablation
                            Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass
                            Spectrometry: Application to the Study
                            of Ancient Glass "

        12:30-2pm           Richard Brow
                            University of Missouri, Rolla
                            "Looking at Glass Rather Than Through It"

        12:45-2:15pm        Lunch, James Allen Center
                            Return to 2058 Cook Hall

        2:30-3:30pm         David Seidman
                            Northwestern University
                            "Subnanoscale Chemical Analyses of
                            Materials Employing 3-D Atom-Probe

        4-5pm               Pamela Vandiver
                            University of Arizona
                            "Rescuing Our Links to the Past: The
                            Role of Materials Research in Heritage
                            Conservation Science" Department of
                            Materials Science and Engineering
                            Colloquium, Room L211, Technological

    For registration to the Fourth Seminar please RSVP to

        Ms. Janet Caires-Lesgold
        jfc013 [at] northwestern__edu

    by Monday, May 24 2006. Please inform her if you will need a
    parking permit and map.

The Fifth Seminar entitled: "X-Ray and 3D imaging for medical
applications and art investigation: is there a digital advantage?",
will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 in Morton Auditorium
at the Art Institute of Chicago, 9am-6pm. The program is detailed

    Art Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University
    Seminar Series on Conservation Science
    "X-Ray and 3D imaging for medical applications and art
    investigation: is there a digital advantage?"

        Tuesday, September 12, 2006
        the Art Institute of Chicago

        9-9:15am            Welcome
                            Harriet Stratis/ Frank Zuccari

        9:15-10:15am        Arno Bosse,
                            Director Technology Computer Services.,
                            Lec Maj
                            University of Chicago
                            "The Xiangtangshan Cave Project: 3D
                            Digital Reconstruction and

        10:15-10:45am       Coffee break
                            Outside Morton Auditorium

        10:45-11:10am       Jack Tumblin
                            Assistant professor in the Electrical
                            Engineering and Computer Science
                            Department of Northwestern University's
                            McCormick School of Engineering and
                            Applied Science
                            "Discovering Pentimenti in Paintings
                            from 4D Reflectance and Merged

        11:15am-12:15pm     David Channin
                            Associate Professor, Head of imaging
                            informatics Medical Director PACS,
                            Northwestern University Medical School,
                            Dept. of Radiology
                            "Digital Medical Imaging: A State
                            of the Art"

        12:15-2pm           Lunch Break

        2-3pm               JP and William Pestle
                            The Field Museum,
                            "I can see through your skirt, I've got
                            x-ray specs': opportunities and
                            limitations of three-dimensional imaging
                            using medical computed tomography,
                            examples from the Field Museum"

        3-3:30pm            Coffee break
                            Outside Morton Auditorium

        3:30-4:30pm         Tom Malzbender
                            Senior Research Scientist in the Mobile
                            and Media Systems Lab within
                            Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
                            "Reflectance Imaging: A Simple Approach
                            to Capturing Surface Detail"

        4:30-5pm            Closing remarks
                            Francesca Casadio

    For registration to the Fifth seminar please RSVP to Helga
    Karsten, administrative assistant to the Mellon AIC/NU grant at
    hkarsten [at] artic__edu or 312-857-7185 by Friday, August 11, 2006.
    Please enter the Museum through the Michigan Avenue entrance.

You are cordially invited to these events and you are welcome to
share this information with anyone who could be interested in
listening to the talks and contribute their opinions to the

Participation is free, thanks to the generous support of the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, but you need to register in order to attend
this Seminar Series.

Francesca Casadio, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.
60603-6110 Chicago
Fax: 312-541-1959

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