from the Getty Trust Publications
Scientific Tools for Conservation Series
by Michele R. Derrick, Susan C. Stulik and James M. Landry
This book provides practical information on the use of infrared spectroscopy to identify materials found in cultural artifacts. The volume describes techniques for examining the microscopic amounts of aged, complex components in cultural objects such as paintings, sculptures, and archaeological fragments. It was written for students of archaeology and art conservation, among other fields, and is an important volume for conservators interested in applying this new technology within their collections maintenance programs.