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Practical Methods for Art Examination

Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL)

From: Tuesday 14.01.20
at 9:30am
To: Thursday 16.01.20
at 6:30pm

Wiebengahal Avenue Ceramique 224 6221 KX, Maastricht Tel: 0031 43 321 8444


€ 850.00

Event type: 

SRAL will host the CHSOS three day training workshop on ‘Practical Methods for Art Examination’.

Event description: 

CHSOS serves an international audience of art professionals: conservators, art historians, and conservation scientists. Its technical innovations and strategies are being adopted by museums and cultural institutions worldwide. CHSOS disseminates this knowledge through the CHSOS website, publications, and training programmes. CHSOS training programmes teach practical methods for Art Examination and Documentation.

The modules illustrate imaging and spectroscopy methods regularly used by cultural heritage scientists and conservators for the scientific and forensic investigation of art objects. All the training modules have hands-on activities and participants practice with the CHSOS equipment. The ideal audience is made of art and archaeology professionals: conservators, conservation scientists, art appraisers and fine art photography. No specific educational background is necessary. CHSOS courses are designed for a large audience ranging from art professionals to scientists.

A Technical Photography documentation consists of a collection of scientific images realised with a modified digital camera sensitive to the spectral range about 360-1000 nm. Each image provides just a bit of information but all together they represent the most practical and successful methodology to study art and archaeology.

Training Modules

This 3-day training program comprises:  1st day. Technical Photography (TP) including Infrared Reflectography (IRR) and Ultraviolet Fluorescence (UVF) 2nd day. Advanced Technical Photography 3rd day. Reflectance Spectroscopy (RS) and Multi Spectral Imaging (MSI) CHSOS provides practical methods for the scientific examination of fine arts, historical and archaeological objects. The focus will be on photographic techniques that can be used for the identification and mapping of pigments.

Useful Information

Deadline for registration:   15 December 2019  Workshop fees will include lunches.  Registration forms are available at and Numbers are limited to 15 participants and are allocated on a first come basis.  Discount bookings for accommodation at Townhouse Design Hotel only through SRAL.  Organisers: Kate Seymour and Siska Losse