Raman Spectroscopy: A Powerful Tool for the Art Conservator

Join Us for an Informative Webinar on Tuesday, March 24th, 2008
9:00 AM (EDT), 13:00 (UTC)
4:00 PM (EDT), 20:00 (UTC)

Presented by:
Odile Madden
Smithsonian Institution
Museum Conservation Institute

and

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

Register at: http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/consdist/35/50102246/

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 specimens
- 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: http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/consdist/35/50102246/

Carl Millholland
Sr. Product Marketing Communications Specialist
Thermo Scientific Spectroscopy Products
Email: carl.millholland@thermofisher.com