Agilent Supports Art Conservation Workshop at Yale University

July 19, 2013
LCGC Europe eNews

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Agilent Technologies (California, USA) is supporting art conservation and preservation by supplying instrumentation and software to an art conservation workshop held at Yale University (Connecticut, USA).

Agilent Technologies (California, USA) is supporting art conservation and preservation by supplying instrumentation and software to an art conservation workshop held at Yale University (Connecticut, USA).

Entitled “Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer”, the workshop brought a group of art conservators and scientists together to learn advanced techniques in gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS).  This detailed chemical analysis techniques can be used to determine the age, origins, and authenticity of artifacts. The Getty Conservation Institute (California, USA) has worked in partnership with the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage to develop the workshop.

Anikó Bezur, director of scientific research at the Yale center, said: “The creation of such professional advancement opportunities for conservators and conservation scientists is a core mission of ours, and we are grateful for Agilent’s support that made the workshop possible and for the enthusiasm its team has expressed for our research and outreach efforts.”

“As a longtime partner to Yale and its affiliates, we are honoured to support this important programme,” said Jim Lynch, Agilent’s director of academic programmes for the Americas. “We are certain that the combined experience and expertise of these specialized professionals, coupled with the most advanced analytical technology available today, will yield great insight into the conservation of art and help identify priorities for future research in the field.”

For more information please visit: www.agilent.com or www.getty.edu