Aiming for a Perfect Match: Pairing Collections-Based Scientific Research with Academia

Friday, 14 February 2014
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Aniků Bezur , Yale University , New Haven, CT
Our object-based research involves materials analysis and testing conducted in situ on microscopic samples from a work of art or a group of objects. We address questions in a number of areas that include: authentication; the presence of materials associated with previous restoration; the aging and degradation of artistís materials; the sensitivity of an object to environmental conditions (light levels, humidity, pollutants, etc.); and the methods and materials employed by artists.