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Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Molecular and Material Analysis for Art, Archaeometry and Conservation


July 26-27, 2014


Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME


Stephanie Zaleski

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to explore innovative analytical methods and materials relevant to cultural heritage research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: non-destructive spectroscopy and imaging, non-traditional conservation materials and methodologies, and pertinent surface and materials science research.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmTrends and Future Directions in Cultural Heritage Research
Discussion Leader: Jaap Boon (Jaap Enterprises, Amsterdam)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmMarco Leona (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
"The Laboratory of the Future: A New Model for Scientific Research on Cultural Heritage"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInnovations in Analytical Methods, Preventive Conservation and Treatment of Works of Art
Discussion Leaders: Lauren Sturdy (Northwestern University)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmClara Granzotto (Université de Lille - MSAP)
"Plant Gums in Artworks: Highlight of Their Complex Nature by Adapted Strategies from Metabolomics"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmZachary Voras (University of Delaware)
"A New Approach Towards Egg-Oil Binding Media Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmJosep Grau-Bove (University College London)
"Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Understand and Mitigate Particulate Matter Deposition in Heritage Surfaces"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmPatricia Sanmartin (Harvard University)
"Growing Microorganisms that Clean Graffiti: Preliminary Results of a Bioremediation Project in Cultural Heritage"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amAdvances in Spectroscopy for Cultural Heritage Research
Discussion Leader: Jaclyn Catalano (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
9:00 am - 9:20 amAlessa Gambardella (Getty Conservation Institute)
"Sulfur X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy in Lapis Lazuli: Implications for Provenance"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amFederica Pozzi (The Art Institute of Chicago)
"Resolving Binary Mixtures of Dyes with Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS): Evaluation of Detection Limits"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amTana Villafana (Duke University)
"Ultrafast Microscopy in Cultural Heritage Research"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSara Bellei (CNR - Institute for Photonics)
"Multi-Analytical Study of Historical Semiconductor Pigments for the Detection of Impurities and Trace Metal Ions"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmBringing Your Science to the Next Level: Advice for Establishing Collaborations and Successful Grant Writing (Mentorship Panel)
Discussion Leader: Zeev Rosenzweig (National Science Foundation)
  • Eric Breitung (Library of Congress)
  • Jennifer Mass (Winterthur Museum)
  • Catherine Patterson (Getty Conservation Institute)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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