Below is a brief outline of the format of the workshop, a detailed programme to follow: 

DAY 1: A general introduction and background to provide the theoretical framework of what X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy is and what it can do for the heritage field; how to approach a scientific investigation and which other analytical techniques are complimentary.

DAY 2: A general show and tell where experienced scientists will present their case studies to illustrate the usefulness and limitations of the technique as a tool in conservation research.

An evening public lecture on the use of analytical techniques in art and heritage will be presented by Dr Aniko Bezur, Head of scientific research at Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

DAY 3: Live demonstrations and practical sessions, where artefacts out of the University’s collection can be used and some rudimentary analyses carried out under the guidance of the manufacturer technicians.

For further information, please refer to the flyer and registration form below:


Registration Form