Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium
Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis
National Academy of Sciences
March 19-21, 2003
Chaired by Torsten Wiesel and Roald Hoffmann
Organized by Barbara Berrie, E. René de la Rie, Janis Tomlinson, John Winter
THE STATE OF THE FIELD
Moderator: Timothy P. Whalen, Director, Getty Conservation Institute
Overview and Introduction
John Winter, Conservation Scientist, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Barbara Berrie, Senior Conservation Scientist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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
Moderator: René de la Rie, Head of Scientific Research, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Richard Newman, Head of Scientific Research, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ralph Mitchell, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology, Harvard University
Pamela Vandiver, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS
Moderator: Barbara Berrie, Senior Conservation Scientist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Analytical Capabilities of Infrared Reflectography (IRR)
Molly Ann Faries, Professor, Groningen University
Roy Berns, Richard S. Hunter Professor, Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology
Infrared Multispectral Imagery
John Delaney, Consultant to National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Painting Conservation and Conservation Science
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
Moderator: Maurizio Seracini, Director of Diagnostic Services, Editech, Inc., Milan, Italy
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, Washington, D.C.
Recent Research on Early Chinese Jades
Janet Douglas, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.