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Call for papers--Conference on non-destructive analysis of painted surfaces

From: Austin Nevin <austin.nevin<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Call for papers

"The Non-Invasive Analysis of Painted Surfaces: Scientific Impact
    and Conservation Practice?"

Lunder Conservation Center
McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20003

Presented by the ICOM-CC Painting and Scientific Research Working
Groups, in partnership with the Lunder Conservation Center and the
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.

This two-day event, hosted by the Lunder Conservation Center in
Washington DC February 20-21, 2014, will focus on recent advances in
technology and instrumentation for the analysis of painted surfaces.

While non-destructive and micro-destructive analytical methods are
often essential for the study and understanding of paintings, recent
developments in portable and non-invasive instrumentation have led
to growing interest in the applicability of techniques to the study
of paintings. Further, as new instrumentation becomes commercially
available and more affordable, conservators and scientists are able
to use non-invasive techniques for monitoring and analysis in new

A particular focus of the conference will be the interpretation of
analytical results from portable instrumentation including
colorimetry, imaging and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. The format
of the conference will include papers and panel discussions.

Call for Papers: Deadline 1 July 2013

Original papers are invited for submission that focus on case
studies and advances in:

Technical study of painted surfaces using non-invasive techniques
Spectroscopic methods for in-situ analysis of organic and inorganic
materials in paintings (to include novel spectroscopic methods)
Imaging of paintings - digital x-ray, Infrared and multispectral
imaging Non-invasive microscopy of paintings Monitoring and
assessment of conservation treatments using non-invasive methods

Authors interested in presenting papers should submit an extended
abstract (400 - 600 words) by 1 July 2013 to Austin Nevin
(painting.workshop.2013<-at->gmail<.>com). Your work should be original and
should not have been published elsewhere. Contributions regarding
work-in-progress are also welcome. Abstracts should be in English
and include the contact information for the author(s) (affiliation,
address, telephone, fax, and e-mail). The abstracts will be reviewed
by the workshop committee and authors will be informed by October
2013. Proceedings of conference papers will be published by SI
Scholarly Press following peer review.

Austin Nevin
Coordinator of the ICOM-CC Scientific Research Working Group


Tiarna Doherty
Coordinator of the Paintings Working Group

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Received on Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

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