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Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis

Organized by Barbara Berrie, E. René de la Rie, Janis Tomlinson, John Winter

Chaired by Torsten Wiesel and Roald Hoffmann

March 19-21, 2003
Washington, DC

Third Annual Sackler Lecture: Science in the Analysis of Art: Two Case Studies of Diagnostic Imaging
Maurizio Seracini, Director of Diagnostic Services, Inc.

Day I: The State of the Field
Timothy P. Whalen, Director, Getty Conservation Institute, Moderator (morning)
René de la Rie, Head of Scientific Research, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Moderator (afternoon)

Overview/Introduction:
John Winter, Conservation Scientist, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington

Painting
Barbara Berrie, Senior Conservation Scientist, National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Scientific Examination of Works of Art on Paper
Paul Whitmore, Director, Research Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservation, Carnegie-Mellon University

Scientific Examination of Photographic Art: Why and How
James Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology

Changing Styles in Conservation: Progress to Process
Joyce Hill Stoner, Professor and Paintings Conservator Winterthur/University of Delaware

Stone Sculpture
Richard Newman, Head of Scientific Research, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Biodeterioration
Ralph Mitchell, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology, Harvard University

Ceramics
Pamela Vandiver, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education

Day II: Techniques and Applications
Barbara Berrie, Moderator (morning), Maurizio Seracini, Moderator (afternoon)

Imaging Techniques: Analytical Capabilities of Infrared Reflectography (IRR)
Molly Ann Faries, Professor, Groningen University

Imaging Techniques
Roy Berns, Richard S. Hunter Professor, Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology

Infrared Multispectral Imagery
John Delaney, Consultant to NGA, DC, Painting Conservation and Conservation Science

Modern Paints
Tom Learner, Conservation Scientist, Tate Gallery

The Impact of Collaborative Investigation on our Understanding of Modern Paintings: A Personal View
Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Director for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard University/The Whitney Museum of American Art

Raman Microscopy in the Identification of Pigments on Manuscripts and Other Artwork
Robin Clark, Sir William Ramsay Professor of Chemistry, University College, London

Dynamic interactions in ageing paintings: metal soap formation, aggregation and extrusion
Jaap Boon, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics

Paint Media Analysis
Michael Schilling, Head, Analytical Department, Getty Conservation Institute

17th Century Dutch Painting
Melanie Gifford, Scientific Research Development, The National Gallery of Art

Recent Research on Early Chinese Jades
Janet Douglas, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington

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