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Pigment Identification
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 Sponsor: Hooke College of Applied Sciences

Description: This course in paint materials identification 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. A more thorough treatment of PLM theory and principles is covered in the Modern Polarized Light Microscopy course.

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.

Location: 850 Pasquinelli Dr, Westmont IL 60559
Contact: Chris Gorman 630-887-7100 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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The language barrier between English-speaking investigators and Spanish-speaking witnesses is a growing problem. (Updated 28 February 2011)