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Workshop on characterisation of organic materials

From: Marika Spring <marika.spring>
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2007
International Workshop:

Characterisation of organic materials (binding media, varnishes,
    pigments) in paint cross-sections

Chemistry Department "G. Ciamician"
University of Bologna
via Selmi 2, Bologna, Italy
21 Sep 2007

The purpose of this two-day meeting will be exchange of information
on chemical imaging/mapping techniques that can not only identify
the components in a sample but provide information on their
location. As well as considering developments in these types of
analytical technique, the focus will be on their application to the
characterisation of organic materials such as varnishes, binding
media, and organic pigments in paint cross sections.

The workshop is jointly organised by the University of Bologna
(Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory, M2ADL) and
the National Gallery of London (Scientific Department) under the
auspices of the Eu-ARTECH project (Access Research and Technology
for the conservation of European Cultural Heritage,
<URL:>, coordinated by the University of

The workshop is free. The official language of the meeting will be


    State of the art and new improvements in methods for the
    characterisation of organic materials in paint cross sections by
    means of:

        Infra red spectroscopic devices
        Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry
        Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy
        Staining and immunological methods

A registration form together with travel and accommodation details
can be obtained by email from Silvia Prati <s.prati [at] unibo__it>.
Please register before 30 August 2007. Details can also be found in
the 'events' section of the eu-artech website.

Marika Spring
Scientific dept
National Gallery

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