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




 A two-day international symposium
February 20 and 21, 2014
Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC

Presented in partnership with the Lunder Conservation Center, ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group, ICOM-CC Scientific Research Working Group, and FAIC.

Regular registration:  $150.00
Student/Fellow registration:  $50.00

Please be aware that registration will close on February 13, 2014.
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This two-day event 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 ways.

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.

For a schedule of presentations, please click here.

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Funding for this conference comes from the Lunder Conservation Center, Hirox, PulsTor/XG Lab of Milano, and the AIC Paintings Specialty Group.  International speaker travel is supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  Many thanks to International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation Paintings and Scientific Research Working Groups for their contribution of time and expertise.  Additional support comes from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Endowment for Professional Development, which was created by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and donations from members of the American Institute for Conservation and its friends. Courses are made possible with the assistance of many AIC members, but no AIC membership dues were used to create or present this course.