Dialogues in Heritage Science: The Material Background of the Immaterial

November 3, 2014

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the West Campus Conference Center (800 West Campus Drive, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 218)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Herm from Dresden Academy of Fine Arts will discuss an ongoing research project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany, that involves the characterization of colors by spectroscopic techniques, the identification of dyes and pigments with a focus on synthetic organic pigments, and evaluation of light-fastness using a micro fading tester (MFT). The objects being studied include historic models and publications on color systems (e.g. by Wilhelm Ostwald) and works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries.