Alternative Careers: Chemistry and the Art Detective

Alternative Careers: Chemistry and the Art Detective

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In art museums around the world Conservation scientists are using chemistry to preserve and restore valuable pieces of art. Join Dr. Suzanne Quillen Lomax from the National Gallery of Art and learn how organic chemistry contributes to the analysis and unearths the history behind renowned works of art.

 

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  • Conservation scientists work in museum environments, including art museums
  • Paintings are composed of many materials in a complex layer structure
  • Micro-samples as well as non-invasive techniques can provide art historical and conservation information
  • And much more…

 

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday August 1, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free

 

Meet the Experts

Suzanne Quillen Lomax received her Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Maryland, and performed post-doctoral research at Northwestern University.  Dr. Lomax has been the Organic Chemist in the Scientific Research Department of the National Gallery of Art since 1986, investigating the identification and aging behavior of artists’ materials.  Her current research focuses on the identification of synthetic organic pigments by a variety of analytical techniques.

 

 

 

Patricia Simpson is Director of Academic Advising and Career Services for students in Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s School of Chemical Sciences. Patricia obtained her BA from Concordia College-Moorhead and her MEd in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University. She has worked 15 years in the career services field.

 

 

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8 Responses to “Alternative Careers: Chemistry and the Art Detective”

  1. Ruth says:

    I’m excited to hear more information about this and how I may get involved.

  2. admin says:

    Ruth:

    We are looking forward to the art mystery ourselves…how would you like to get involved?

    Sincerely,
    Erik Holderman
    ACS Webinars

  3. Jay says:

    I cannot take it at the given time. Is it possible to download the lecture and to listen later sometime?

  4. Kel says:

    If for some reason I am unable to attend tomorrow, will a copy of the seminar be available to view online after the live program has finished?

  5. Miguel says:

    Hello, I´m really interested in this webinar but I´m afraid I will not be able to watch it. I´ve seen that all your seminars are uploaded to the YouTube server, I would like to ask if this conference will be uploaded as well in order to watch it later, and if it will, when will it be.
    Thank you,
    Miguel

  6. admin says:

    Miguel:
    Thank you for your interest in ACS Webinars®!

    The downloadable slides are made available the day of the live webinar, however to enjoy the recorded presentation please note that they are made available one week after the live webinar. You may find both the slides at the following website. http://acswebinars.org/art-detective

    The recorded presentation can be viewed at the same website at your convenience after Friday, August 9th.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Erik Holderman
    Co-Producer, ACS Webinars®

  7. admin says:

    Kelly,

    Thank you for your interest in ACS Webinars®!

    The downloadable slides are made available the day of the live webinar, however to enjoy the recorded presentation please note that they are made available one week after the live webinar. You may find both the slides at the following website. http://acswebinars.org/art-detective

    The recorded presentation can be viewed at the same website at your convenience after Friday, August 9th.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

  8. admin says:

    Jay,

    Thank you for your interest in ACS Webinars®!

    The downloadable slides are made available the day of the live webinar, however to enjoy the recorded presentation please note that they are made available one week after the live webinar. You may find both the slides at the following website. http://acswebinars.org/art-detective

    The recorded presentation can be viewed at the same website at your convenience after Friday, August 9th.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

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