Advances in Raman Spectroscopy for Analysis of Cultural Heritage Materials
May 1, 2013
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|Program||Topic and Speaker|
Fenella France, Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
|10:35||Introduction: In situ µRaman Spectroscopy at the Library of Congress
Lynn Brostoff, Research Scientist, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
|10:45||Advances in Instrumentation for Raman
Richard Bormett, Business Manager, Raman Products, Renishaw Inc.
|11:15||Applications of Raman Spectroscopy to the Analysis of Cultural Heritage Objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Silvia Centeno, Research Scientist, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
|11:45||SERS and its Application in the Cultural Heritage Field
Marco Leona, Head, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
About the Speakers:
Dr. Lynn Brostoff has been a Research Scientist in the Preservation Research & Testing Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, since 2008. Previously, she obtained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Amsterdam, NL, and held positions as a scientist at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Library, Dr. Brostoff serves as Analytical Services Liaison and conducts research that currently focuses on "corrosive" media, including iron gall ink and verdigris pigment.
Dr. Richard Bormett has been with Renishaw Inc., Hoffman Estates IL, since 1996 and the Renishaw Business Manager for Raman products since 2002. He earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1996 from the University of Pittsburgh working with Professor Sanford Asher on new instrument technology for deep UV Raman spectroscopy and vibrational circular dichroism.
Dr. Silvia Centeno has been a Research Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 1996. She earned a PhD in chemistry from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina. Dr. Centeno's main responsibilities at the Met include the investigation of photographs, paintings, and works of art on paper, and she has authored numerous articles in peer reviewed scientific, conservation, and art history publications on the application of Raman spectroscopy to analysis of cultural heritage.
Dr. Marco Leona is Scientist in Charge in the Department of Scientific Research of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He obained MS and PhD degrees in chemistry, crystallography and mineralogy at the Università degli Studi di Pavia and formerly held scientist positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Dr. Leona's research interests include infrared and Raman spectroscopy studies of the pigments indigo and Maya blue and the analysis of natural and synthetic dyes by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.