FREE Training in Qatar, March 2018

We are happy to announce a great opportunity for our following community of art professionals from Arabic Countries. A FREE 3-days Training at the Qatar National Library from March 5th to March 8th. This event is made possible thanks to the generous funding from IFLA/PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East at Qatar National Library. See the announcement on the IFLA/PAC website. CLICK HERE

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Title: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects
Dates: 3-days Training Course. 5-7 March 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite all paper and book conservators from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to this 3-day hands-on training, conducted by Dr. Antonino Cosentino, Cultural Heritage Science Open Source.
The training is free of charge and is part of the 2017-2018 annual plan for the IFLA/PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East at QNL. For registration or any further information, please write to:

Subject: Reflectance spectroscopy

Reflectance spectroscopy (RS) is a powerful portable technique for the identification of pigments.
An RS spectrum shows the ratio between the intensity of the reflected light and the incident light for each wavelength. The RS spectra can provide information useful for pigments identification.

Subject: Technical Photography

Technical photography represents a collection of images realized with a modified digital camera sensitive to the spectral range (about 360-1100 nm). Different lighting sources and filters are used to acquire a selection of technical images, with each one providing different information about the object under examination.

Subject: Multispectral Imaging

Multispectral Imaging is used to identify and map pigments in polychrome artworks, and to enhance the reading of faded historical documents. Conservators can use this technique to distinguish original
sections in paintings and select the proper conservation procedures.


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