Lecture at the Tandon School of Engineering: The art and science of color: four thousand years of experimentation and discovery through the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

30 Nov
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,

You are invited to attend the Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Lecture entitled The art and science of color: four thousand years of experimentation and discovery through the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Pfizer Auditorium at 6pm on Thursday, December 3.   This lecture is free and open to the public, and is jointly sponsored by the Brooklyn Subsection of the American Chemical Society and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.  If you plan to attend, please register at:  http://www.newyorkacs.org/meetings/Brooklyn/Frontiers.php

Sincerely,

Bruce Garetz
Professor and Deputy Chair
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The art and science of color: four thousand years of experimentation and discovery through the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Marco Leona, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6-7pm
Pfizer Auditorium
(Refreshments at 5:30pm in the Dibner Foyer)

5 Metrotech Center
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The lecturer, Marco Leona, is the David H. Koch Scientist in Charge of the Department of Scientific Research at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Prior to joining the Metropolitan Museum, Dr. Leona worked at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and at the Los Angeles County Museum Art LACMA. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art he supervises a team of eleven scientists conducting research on artists’ materials and techniques and on art conservation. Starting in 2010 Dr. Leona has joined the faculty of the Conservation Center of New York University’s Institute of Fine Art as a lecturer in analytical chemistry.

Dr. Leona’s interests include the non-invasive analysis of works of art by reflectance spectroscopy, investigations on Japanese painting techniques and materials, and Surface Enhanced Raman spectroscopy analysis of natural dyes. Dr. Leona’s work on surface-enhanced Raman scattering has been published in Angewandte Chemie, Analytical Chemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Accounts of Chemical Research, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, the Journal of Forensic Science, and the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

 

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