Non-destructive Analysis of Historical Paintings with Spatially Resolved XRF

Non-destructive Analysis of Historical Paintings with Spatially Resolved XRF

This webinar took place on April 30th 2014

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Micro-XRF spectrometry has proven to be a most effective tool in cultural heritage science. This webinar introduces the X-ray fluorescence scanner M6 JETSTREAM and focuses on the non-destructive analysis of paintings. Here the elemental analysis not only permits seeing an original’s hidden layers, where alterations were performed, but also determining the constituents of inorganic pigments used. This makes the method most valuable for the understanding of artistic processes, painting authentication and conservation of paintings.

Special guest of this webinar will be Prof. Joris Dik. He is one of the first users of the M6 JETSTREAM and has also participated in its development. Prof. Dik will present exciting examples of his work, for instance the analysis of Rembrandt's "Homerus".

A Q&A session will round off the webinar.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers working in cultural heritage science
  • Curators, conservators and scientific staff of museums and galleries
  • XRF users interested in new applications of the method


Dr. Andreas Wittkopp
Dr. Andreas Wittkopp
Business Manager Micro-XRF – EMEA Region, Bruker Nano Analytics, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Joris Dik
Prof. Dr. Joris Dik
Antoni van Leeuwenhook Chair, Materials in Art and Archeology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands