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Subject: Short course on pigment identification

Short course on pigment identification

From: Christine Gorman <cgorman<-a>
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Pigment Identification short course in paint materials
identification is primarily for conservation professionals in
paintings and architecture.  The focus of this course is the
identification of pigments using polarized-light microscopy (PLM).
A practical introduction to PLM methods is taught using many
examples from the world of pigments.

This course also introduces students to other analytical methods
used as confirmatory methods; these include microchemical methods,
elemental characterization using XRF or SEM/EDS, Raman, and infrared
spectroscopy.  The students examine and sample paintings and
architectural artifacts, prepare specimens for analysis, perform PLM
analysis, and direct or perform further confirmatory analyses.
Methods for characterization of binding media and support canvas
materials are also discussed.

A course outline, learning objectives, and student learning
resources can be found at


Chris Gorman
Hooke College of Applied Sciences
850 Pasquinelli Drive
Westmont, IL 60559 USA

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