In March 2003, the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia presented the Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Featuring senior investigators of specific methods and materials, the papers in this book examine the application of scientific methods to the study and conservation of art and cultural properties.
The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences address scientific topics of broad and current interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and attracting up to 250 leading researchers in the field. These colloquia are made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Jill Sackler, in memory of her husband, Arthur M. Sackler.
For more information about the Sackler Colloquia, visit www.nasonline.org/sackler
Table of Contents
|The State of the Field - Overview--John Winter||1-11|
|Material Innovation and Artistic Invention: New Materials and New Colors in Renaissance Venetian Paintings--Barbara H. Berrie||12-26|
|The Scientific Examination of Works of Art on Paper--Paul M. Whitmore||27-39|
|Changing Approaches in Art Conservation: 1925 to the Present--Joyce Hill Stoner||40-57|
|An Overview of Current Scientific Research on Stone Sculpture--Richard Newman||58-71|
|Biodeterioration of Stone--Thomas D. Perry IV, Christopher J. McNamara, and Ralph Mitchell||72-84|
|Techniques and Applications - Analytical Capabilities of Infrared Reflectography: An Art Historian’s Perspective--Molly Faries||85-104|
|Color-Accurate Image Archives Using Spectral Imaging--Roy S. Berns||105-119|
|Multispectral Imaging of Paintings in the Infrared to Detect and Map Blue Pigments--John K. Delaney, Elizabeth Walmsley, Barbara H. Berrie, and Colin F. Fletcher||120-136|
|Modern Paints--Tom Learner||137-151|
|Material and Method in Modern Art: A Collaborative Challenge--Carol Mancusi-Ungaro||152-161|
|Raman Microscopy in the Identification of Pigments on Manuscripts and Other Artwork--Robin J. H. Clark||162-185|
|Paint Media Analysis--Michael R. Schilling||186-205|
|A Review of Some Recent Research on Early Chinese Jades--Janet G. Douglas||206-214|
|APPENDIX A Contributors||215-224|
|APPENDIX B Program||225-227|
|APPENDIX C Participants||228-242|
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