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Collaboration with Public Institutions: Art Conservation

The Art Institute of Chicago:
Science of Art ConservationRed pigment in painting was characterized by spectroscopy at NU; not possible before!

  • Collaborative study of how materials science impacts art and art conservation (x-ray facility, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,  student support)
  • Now an NSF-funded initiative (SCIART)
  • REU, RET projects
  • Symposia: Art Institute - Fall 2008, NSF - Summer 2009, NU – Fall 2010, NU/Argonne – Fall 2011
  • Funded by the Mellon Foundation