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.
- 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…
Date: Thursday August 1, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
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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