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Call for papers--Users' Group for Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography (MaSC)

From: Christopher Wasson <cwasson>
Date: Monday, March 5, 2007
MaSC Workshop and Meeting
Announcement and Call for Papers

Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography Users' Group (MaSC) Workshop
and Meeting Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum and
Country Estate, and Agilent Technologies 10-15 September 2007

The Third MaSC Workshop and Meeting will take place 10-15 September
2007. The Workshop, hosted jointly by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
(PMA), Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, and Agilent
Technologies, Delaware, will take place on 10-14 September. The MaSC
Meeting will be held at the PMA on 14-15 September.

Workshop, 10-14 September, 2007

    The theme of the workshop will be sample preparation for gas
    chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS), and will provide a
    unique and valuable opportunity for participants to compare
    three different approaches to the preparation of complex samples
    from artworks for GCMS analysis. Practical demonstrations will
    take place in the scientific laboratories of the PMA, Winterthur
    Museum, and Agilent Technologies, and will be conducted by Maria
    Perla Colombini and Ilaria Bonaduce (University of Pisa), Ursula
    Baumer (Doerner Institute, Munich), and Michael Schilling (Getty
    Conservation Institute, Los Angeles).

    The workshop is intended for analysts with prior experience
    using GCMS; those wishing to attend are requested to submit a
    short paragraph describing how they would benefit from the
    workshop, which should be included in the registration form (see
    below). The registration fee is USD 250.

Meeting, 14-15 September, 2007

    The meeting, to be held at the PMA following the GCMS workshop,
    will comprise discussions and presentations on a variety of
    chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques, and their
    application to the study of art and cultural artefacts. The
    focus of the meeting will be GCMS and issues related to sample
    preparation, although contributions on other topics are also
    encouraged. We hope to create an informal atmosphere for the
    exchange of ideas, and so short presentations and discussions of
    work in progress are welcomed. The registration fee for the
    meeting is USD 100.

    Those interested in presenting a paper at the meeting should
    contact Ken Sutherland at masc07 [at] philamuseum__org. The deadline
    for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2007.

To register, and for updated details on the workshop and meeting,
please visit <URL:>

Deadline for registration is 1 June 2007

Chris Wasson
Records Coordinator
Conservation Department
cwasson [at] philamuseum__org

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Received on Monday, 5 March, 2007

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