FALL 2010
GCI News
Project Updates
Visiting Scientist

Amanda Norbutus, from the University of Delaware Art Conservation Program, visited the GCI in April 2010 to study issues relating to conserving contemporary murals with GCI staff members Tom Learner and Leslie Rainer. She used pyrolysis gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (Py-GC-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and other analytical techniques to further characterize the changes that have occurred to samples of modern paints that have been exposed to outside conditions. She participated in the application of anti-graffiti coatings to the Getty's test acrylic murals and took part in discussions about their evaluation, as part of the GCI's Outdoor Painted Surfaces project.