The 15th European Microscopy Congress

Manchester Central, United Kingdom

was held on 16th - 21st September 2012

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PS1.3: Art, Heritage and Forensics
Session co-organisers: Nick Schryvers, Philippe Sciau
We expect contributions in the fields of cultural heritage such as Archaeology and Fine Arts as well as Forensics, the latter not limited to criminal or medical examples. The type of materials or objects is virtually unlimited (metals, ceramics, glasses, textiles, paper, natural materials, paintings, sculptures, …). In the field of Forensics, Conservation/Restoration and Palaeontology, contributions including biological examples (bugs, fungi, …) are encouraged. This session provides an excellent opportunity to submit results obtained with a large variety of different microscopy techniques. Advances in sample preparation are also welcomed.

Friday 21st September AM
10:00 A question of scale: microscopy and the characterization of objects from the cultural and industrial heritage
Peter Northover (Invited) Oxford University Begbroke Science Park, UK
10:30 Microstructures of cast silver-copper alloy archaeological artefacts
Shirley Northover (Contributed) The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
10:45 Laser scanning confocal microscopy: application to stone tool function (and other archaeological problems)
A Evans (Contributed) University of Bradford, UK
11:00 Nanostructure and phase imaging of ancient ceramics using full field hard x-ray microscopy
Florian Meirer  (Invited) Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
11:30 Degradation process of lead chromate in paintings by Vincent van Gogh studied by STEM-EELS
Haiyan Tan (Contributed) EMAT, University of Antwerp, Belgium
11:45 SEM and TEM Analyses of Blue Dyestuff of Printed Cotton Fabrics Called Chintz Imported into Japan from Europe in the 18th to 19th Century
Sugioka Nahoko (Contributed) Tokyo University of the Arts