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Workshop on Raman spectroscopy

From: Christopher Wasson <cwasson<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG)
Raman Spectroscopy Workshop
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street
Philadelphia PA 19101-7647
September 27-28, 2012

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, September 27, 2012

    9:00-9:30       Registration and coffee

    9:30-9:45       Welcome and introductions

                        Beth Price, Andrew Lins
                        Philadelphia Museum of Art, US

    9:45-10:30      Lecture 1

                    Raman reviewed: a short history of the technique
                    in art and artifact studies

                        Greg Smith
                        Indianapolis Museum of Art, US

    10:30-11:15     Lecture 2
                    Basic principles of Raman spectroscopy

                        Jennifer Mass
                        Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, DE,
                        US

    11:15-12:00     Lecture 3
                    Overview of Raman spectroscopy

                        Tom Tague
                        Bruker Optics, Billerica, MA, US

    12:00-1:30      Lunch

                        Free time to visit PMA, Rodin museum, and
                        Barnes Foundation (on own)

    1:30-2:15       Lecture 4
                    Raman analysis of minerals and pigments

                        Richard Newman
                        Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US

    2:15-3:00       Lecture 5
                    Raman analysis of museum objects: advantages,
                    limitations, and practical tips

                        Lucia Burgio
                        Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

    3:00-3:45       Coffee break

    3:45-4:30       Lecture 6
                    Raman analysis of gems

                        Danilo Bersani
                        University of Parma, IT

    4:30-5:15       Lecture 7
                    Raman analysis of glass

                        Manfred Schreiner
                        Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT

    5:15-5:45       Lecture 8
                    Introduction to IRUG Raman database and website

                        Gabriel Richards
                        Ender Technology Corporation, Los Angeles,
                        US

                        Charles Davis
                        The Dow Chemical Company, Philadelphia, US

                        Beth Price
                        Philadelphia Museum of Art, US

    5:45-6:00       Discussion, questions and closing remarks

                        Marcello Picollo
                        Institute of Applied Physics 'Nello
                        Carrara', National Research Council,
                        Florence, IT

    6:00-8:00       Reception

Friday, September 212

    9:00-9:45       Lecture 1
                    Synthetic organic pigments: structures and
                    properties

                        Suzanne Lomax
                        National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,
                        US

    9:45-10:30      Lecture 2
                    Raman analysis of 19th and 20th century
                    synthetic organic colorants

                        Nadim Scherrer
                        Bern University of the Arts, CH

    10:30-11:15     Lecture 3
                    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of
                    natural and synthetic colorants

                        Marco Leona
                        Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US

    11:15-12:00     Lecture 4
                    Synthetic polymers: spectral interpretation

                        Bruce Chase
                        Formerly DuPont, University of Delaware,
                        Newark, DE, US

    12:00-1:30      Lunch

                    Free time to visit PMA, Rodin museum, and Barnes
                    Foundation (on own)

    1:30-2:15       Lecture 5
                    Raman analysis of plastics

                        Suzan de Groot
                        Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands,
                        Amsterdam, NL

    2:15-3:00       Lecture 6
                    Raman analysis of paintings, photographs, and
                    works of art on paper

                        Silvia Centeno
                        Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US

    3:00-3:45       Coffee break

    3:45-4:30       Lecture 7
                    Raman analysis with portable instruments

                        Constanza Miliani
                        University of Perugia, IT

    4:30-5:15       Lecture 8
                    Pick your wavelength: dispersive and
                    Fourier-transform Raman approaches to the
                    analysis of art materials

                        Francesca Casadio
                        Art Institute of Chicago, US

    5:15-5:45       Discussion and summary remarks

                        Boris Pretzel
                        Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

    5:45            Closing

                        Beth Price
                        Philadelphia Museum of Art, US

Chris Wasson
Conservation Administrator
Philadelphia Museum of Art
215-684-7542


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