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XRF analysis for informed conservation

From: Friday 15.03.19
at 9:30am
To: Friday 15.03.19
at 5:00pm

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre

25 Dollman Street



B7 4RQ



(with 15% discount code for TPF Members)

Event type: 

This informal seminar will start with the very basics of XRF and progress through all aspects of the technique.

Event description: 

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is one of the most versatile, non-destructive analytical techniques available today. Using the hand-held instrument, within a few minutes you can know what elements are present in virtually any material.
It is possible to take an XRF spectrum of virtually any object and identify the elements present. This could be a painting, a wooden carving, bronze cannon, teeth from a burial or cremation, sample of glass, paper etc.

There will be several hand held XRF instruments available on the day to use so bring some samples and try them out. Minimal maths involved by the way!!

Arrival time 09:30 for a 10am start, lunch provided, aim to finish around 5pm.

This seminar will be limited to 20 delegates so tickets on a first come first served basis. TPF Members will receive a 15% discount code to apply at checkout; please contact us at to obtain the discount code if you haven't already received.