Image: XRF workshop - panting analysis

XRF workshop - panting analysis

Kristel works with two paintings conservators, Simon Ives (NSW Art Gallery) and Matteo Volonte (International Conservation Services) to analyze some of the pigments on a panel painting from the Museums collection. Kristel hoped to find out what the chemical composition of paint used in this work of art. The XRF gun (what Kristel is holding) sends specific frequency X-Rays into the paint and sends the information back to the laptop (operated by Simon and Matteo).

Sheldon Teare
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