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Workshop on XRF

From: Aniko Bezur <aniko.bezur<-at->
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
XRF Boot Camp for Conservators at Yale University
November 5-8, 2013

The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) at
Yale University and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) announce
the first, jointly-organized, XRF Boot Camp to be hosted by Yale
University in 2013.

During the first three days of the XRF Boot Camp (November 5-7,
2013) conservators will gain in-depth training in the principles of
x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy as well as in the collection and
interpretation of data, focusing primarily on qualitative analysis
and the use of handheld instrumentation.  The workshop will pair
interactive lectures with laboratory activities that involve
hands-on instrument use, data processing and interpretation.  The
application of XRF to the study of core material groups in cultural
heritage collections will be emphasized throughout the Boot Camp and
illustrated with examples from Yale University's collections.

The optional fourth day of the XRF Boot Camp, November 8, 2013 will
be dedicated to the analysis of painted surfaces, focusing on the
common challenges faced by conservators of paintings, objects and
works on paper when dealing with multilayer coatings on a variety of

Experienced instructors include Maggi Loubser (Group Chief Chemist
at PPC Cement, South Africa) and Alexander Seyfarth (Senior Global
Product Manager for Handheld XRF at Bruker AXS) who are both
long-time instructors at the XRF Short Course at Western Ontario
University.  Chris McGlinchey (Sally and Michael Gordon Conservation
Scientist at the Museum of Modern Art, New York), one of the
earliest adopters of handheld XRF technology in the conservation
field, will be the primary instructor for the optional 4th day of
the XRF Boot Camp dealing with painted surfaces.

The organizers of the 2013 XRF Boot Camp are Aniko Bezur (director
of scientific research) at the Yale Center for Conservation and
Preservation, and Karen Trentelman (senior scientist) and Lynn Lee
(assistant scientist) at the Collections Research Laboratory, Getty
Conservation Institute.

Detailed announcements regarding the 2013 XRF Boot Camp will be
posted here in early 2013.  If you are interested in receiving
direct email updates please contact
Laurie Batza <laurie.batza<-at->yale<.>edu>

Anike Bezur, PhD
Director of Scientific Research
Center for Conservation and Preservation
Yale University
PO Box 27393
West Haven, CT 06516-7393
Mobile: 203-815-6968
Fax: 203-479-1444

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