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Webinars on Raman spectroscopy in art conservation

From: Carl D. Millholland <carl.millholland<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Join Us for an Informative Webinar,

    "Raman Spectroscopy: A Powerful Tool for the Art Conservator"
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    9 am (EDT), 13:00 (UTC)
    4 pm (EDT), 20:00 (UTC)

Presented by:

    Odile Madden
    Smithsonian Institution
    Museum Conservation Institute


    Mark Wall. Ph.D.
    Molecular Spectroscopy Products
    Thermo Fisher Scientific

Register at:


The field of art conservation is regularly turning to advanced
analytical instruments to help them with questions of identification
of materials to aide in authentication, to identify materials used
for restoration purposes, and to understand the composition of
artifacts to aide in determining how they should be cared for. Raman
spectroscopy is one of the techniques showing up more and more often
in art conservation centers.

Raman spectroscopy is applicable to many organic and inorganic
materials.  It provides a means to:

    Identify and characterize pigments in paintings, frescoes, rock
    art, and manuscripts
    Characterize binders and resins
    Characterize ceramics and glazes
    Identify and characterize synthetic and natural polymers
    Identify gemstones and inclusions within stones without damaging
    Characterize bone, shell, and horn based materials

Recent advances in software and instrumentation have transformed
Raman from a technique requiring considerable expertise to one that
can be used effectively by the non-expert. Join us to learn about
the powerful capabilities of Raman spectroscopy.

Who should attend? If you have specimens that are proving difficult
to characterize, have identification challenges, or if you have
heard about Raman and want to learn more about what it might do for
you, this is a presentation you should plan on attending.

This live webinar will be 30 minutes and will be followed by 15
minutes for questions and answers. Join our Raman experts and
explore the possibilities for this powerful technique in the field
of art conservation.

Register at:


Carl Millholland
Sr. Product Marketing Communications Specialist
Thermo Scientific Spectroscopy Products

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