Analytical Methodologies & Research Partnerships at the Interface of Chemistry and Art/Archeology

Two-Day Symposium
March 14–15, 2016
Presented at the 2016 American Chemical Society National Meeting
San Diego, CA

The analysis of precious archaeological materials and works of art places unique constraints on scientists, and analytical techniques are often developed or adapted to meet the requirements of these special analytes.

In this symposium, organized by the GCI and the University of Santa Barbara, speakers will discuss the techniques they use in, or develop for, the analysis of cultural heritage objects, and how new and emerging partnerships (both academic/museum and industrial/museum) foster such development.

In addition, a related poster session will be held March 13 from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

The symposium and poster session are included with general meeting registration. No additional registration is required. Visit the ACS National Meeting website for more information and to register.

Poster Session
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Posters are part of Analytical Division poster session, Sails Pavillion, San Diego Convention Center.

ANYL 38: Imaging and spectroscopic analysis of portrait miniatures.
Kate Passannante, Richard Hark, Jennifer Streb, Emma Campbell

ANYL 39: Application of Raman spectroscopy for revealing hidden texts and in-situ studies of inks, pigments and palimpsests in manuscripts.
Federica Cappa, Manfred Schreiner, Johannes Hofner, Patricia Engel, Bernhard Lendl

ANYL 40: Structural analysis of lead carboxylates and lead pigments found in traditional oil paintings by multinuclear NMR.
Anna Murphy, Jaclyn Catalano, Yao Yao, Nicholas Zumbulyadis, Silvia Centeno, Cecil Dybowski

ANYL 42: AFM-sampling-L2MS on painting cross-sections.
Jacob Berenbeim, Shawn Owens, Faady Siouri, Sam Boldissar, Eoghan Dillon, Jonathan Brauer, Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Mattanjah de Vries

ANYL 43: Quartz crystal microbalance and microkinetic modeling as complementary, non-destructive methods for tracking the physical and chemical stability of oil-based paints.
Lindsay Oakley, Lauren Sturdy, Francesca Casadio, Kenneth Shull, Linda Broadbelt

ANYL 44: Iron gall ink analysis of 15th century illuminated book of hours by Raman microscopy and x-ray fluorescence.
Caren Sullivan,, Allison Fleshman, Benjamin Tilghman

Symposium Program
Symposium is held in the Bay Room, Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Monday, March 14, 2016
Presider: Karen Trentelman (Getty Conservation Institute)

1:00 Introductory Remarks

1:05 Invited speaker: Sustainable Preservation of Cultural Heritage - an interdisciplinary effort in partnership. S. Simon

1:35 Nanoscale chemical analysis using AFM based IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. K. Kjoller, Q. Hu, E. Dillon, C. Prater

1:55 3d Chemical Imaging of Historic Artworks and Cultural Heritage Materials. T.E. Villafana, B. Brown, J. Delaney, M. Fischer, W.S. Warren, S. Stranick

2:15 Invited speaker: Colorimetric Sensor Arrays for Monitoring Pollutant Exposure of Artwork. K.S. Suslick, M. LaGasse, K. McCormick, H. Khanjian, M. Schilling

2:45 Clean & Check Method for the Simultaneous Recognition of Albumen and Yolk by Biosensing: Application in Cultural Heritage Conservation. E. Carretti, S. Scarano, L. Dei, M. Minunni, P. Baglioni

3:05 Intermission

3:20 Deciphering ancient materials heterogeneity at the sub-microscale with synchrotron deep UV imaging. M. Thoury, T. Séverin-Fabiani, M. Refregiers, U. Bergmann, L. Bertrand

3:40 Comparison of terahertz and multispectral images of a Tanda painting. J. Jackson, M. Melis, D. Giovannacci, G. Walker, D. Martos-Levif, J. Bowen, V. Detalle

4:00 Infrared Imaging of Art Objects: Is It as Easy as It Sounds? T.J. Tague

4:40 Foundation of the Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA) in Vienna. F. Cappa, M. Schreiner, H. Miklas, C. Rapp, R. Sablatnig, B. Fruehmann, W. Vetter, F. Hollaus


Tuesday, March 15, 2016  
Presiders: Mattanjah de Vries (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Catherine Schmidt Patterson (Getty Conservation Institute)

8:00 Invited speaker: Watching Paint Dry: Assessing the Curing and Aging of Modern Oil-based Paints. K. Faber, L. Sturdy, M. Wright, K.R. Shull, F. Casadio, K. Muir

8:30 Anionic Effects in the Acid-Induced Hydrolysis of Cellulose. M. McGath

8:50 Multi-analytical approach for studying the accelerated sunlight ageing of synthetic organic binders used in modern and contemporary art. V. Pintus, M. Schreiner

9:10 Intermission

9:20 Invited speaker: Art & Industry: Cleaning efficacy and residual studies for novel microemulsions tailored for acrylic dispersion paints and other unvarnished works of art. M.H. Keefe, M.B. Clark, B. Ormsby, E. Willneff, A. Phenix, T. Learner

9:50 Characterization of museum materials both ancient and modern using secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and focused ion beam (FIB) approaches. D. McPhail, A. Fricker, B. Pretzel, B. Keneghan

10:10 MeV-ToF-SIMS: A novel method for the analysis of modern and contemporary art paints. D. Jembrih-Simbuerger, N. Marković, Z. Siketić, M. Anghelone, I. Bogdanović Radović

10:30 Intermission

10:40 Daguerreotype research at the University of Rochester: Leveraging a collaborative National Science Foundation grant for extended cultural heritage materials research. R.S. Wiegandt, N. Bigelow, B. Mcintyre

11:00 Technical investigation of Josef Albers’s “Casa” series by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging studies. R.E. Bachman, G.D. Smith
11:20 Instrumental Analysis and Characterization of Candle Wax and Pump Grease Recovered from the H.L. Hunley Submarine. L.M. Kasprzok, S. Boussert, J. Rivera-Diaz, V. Ternisien, S. Crette

11:40 Lunch break

1:10 Invited speaker: Identification of Forgery in Proteinaceous Cultural Heritage Objects by Comparing the Biomarkers of Natural and Artificial Aging. M. Moini, C.M. Rollman, M. Floyd

1:40 Characterizing the Age of Ancient Egyptian Manuscripts through micro-Raman Spectroscopy. S. Goler, J.T. Yardley, A. Cacciola, A. Hagadorn, D. Ratzan, R. Bagnall

2:00 Degradation of minium (Pb3O4) on the long and short term in material originating from a
Red Shroud Mummy. F. Vanmeert, J. Jaroszewicz, K.H. Janssens, K.A. Trentelman

2:20 Instrumentation for studying time-lapse in situ chemical change in heritage systems. R.A. Grayburn, M. Dowsett, P. Thompson, A. Adriaens
2:40 Potential of time-lapse measurements in metal degradation studies and the benefit for cultural heritage conservation. R. Wiesinger, C. Kleber, M. Schreiner

3:00 Intermission

3:15 Reverse engineering ancient Athenian pottery: A collaboration between cultural heritage, industry, and academia. K.A. Trentelman, I. Cianchetta, M. Walton, A. Mehta, P. Pianetta, B. Foran, D. Saunders, J. Maish

3:35 Reverse Engineering Ancient Greek Ceramics: Education and Research through Replication. S. Balachandran

3:55 Archaeological chemists & chemical archaeologists: Working together in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, TX. K.L. Steelman, C.E. Boyd

4:15 Integrated SEM–EDS–μRS system for the analysis of material culture. S. Prikhodko, A. King, I. Kakoulli

4:35 Exploring the Potential of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Techniques for the Characterization of Cultural Heritage Materials. N. Zumbulyadis, F. Perras, T. Kobayashi, A. Murphy, Y. Yao, J. Catalano, M. Pruski, S. Centeno, C.R. Dybowski, L. Switala, J.P. Hornak

4:55 Concluding Remarks

Last updated: February 2016