Agilent is supplying state-of-the-art instruments and software for an art conservation workshop at Yale University this week.
During the five-day program—based on research by the Getty Conservation Institutes and developed in partnership with the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage—international art conservators and scientists will learn advanced techniques involving gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. These techniques help to analyze a broad range of trace-level compounds found in Asian lacquer artifacts.
Careful analysis of lacquer can reveal a wealth of information about the age and geographical origins of the components—and address the authenticity of the artifact.
Agilent’s GC/MSD systems are widely used in a variety of industries and provide advanced analytical capabilities to specialized fields such as art conservation and preservation.
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