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Building Bonds with Chemistry in Northern Oklahoma


2017 Spring Seminar

Posted by Elena Platon on February 8, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Later this month Northern Oklahoma section will be hosting a seminar by Dr. Mary Orna, Chemistry Professor at College of New Rochelle, on the use of Analytical Chemistry for the conservation and investigation of art pieces.


The methods of modern chemistry can be used as probes to examine the provenance and to aid in the conservation of art objects and artifacts. In addition, these methods can help enormously in clarifying the techniques by which these objects were made, in determining their content, and in dating their origins. A variety of methods will be illustrated in the examination of such materials as medieval stained glass, Middle Eastern obsidian and pottery, and 20th century art forgeries. Although such methods can give great insight into the objects in question, there are limits to such technology; these limitations will also be discussed.

DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TIME: Social hour at 6:00PM, Dinner at 6:30PM, Seminar starts at 7:30PM

VENUE: Montana Mike's Steakhouse, Bartlesville, OK

COST: Free for ACS members, $10 for guests; Attending only the seminar is free.

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