While nondestructive and microdestructive analytical methods are often essential for the study and understanding of paintings, recent development in portable and noninvasive instrumentation has led to growing interest in the applicability of techniques to the study of paintings. Further, as new instrumentation becomes commercially available and more affordable, conservators and scientists are able to use noninvasive techniques for monitoring and analysis in new ways. A focus of the six papers in these proceedings is the interpretation of analytical results from portable instrumentation.
Quantifying and Mapping Induced Strain in Canvas Paintings Using Laser Shearography
Evidence for the Accumulative Effect of Organic Solvent Treatments on Paintings and What to Do about It
A Case Study of Two “Identical” Seventeenth-Century Paintings Using Single-Sided Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
A Holistic, Noninvasive Approach to the Technical Study of Manuscripts
The Case of the Breslau Psalter
Unraveling the History of Two Fifteenth-Century Spanish Panels
Portable X-ray Fluorescence and Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Studies of Cadmium Yellow Alteration in Paintings by Edvard Munch and Henri Matisse in Oslo, Copenhagen, and San Francisco
Materials and Meanings
Analyzing Kazimir Malevich’s "Painterly Realism of a Football Player—Color Masses in the 4th Dimension"