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  Sarah Iacobucci is Director of Undergraduate Laboratories in Tufts University's Chemistry Dept. and serves as Chairperson for National Chemistry Week in the Northeastern Section of the ACS. This section of her website is devoted to information about 2001 and 2002 NCW activities.
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Speakers at the Forsyth Institute
The following seminars were presented at the symposium on Chemistry and Art at the Forsyth Institute on November 6, 2001.



Dr. Dominick DePaola, President, Forsyth Institute

Prof. Michael Henchman of Brandeis University

Dr. Orrie Friedman of Brandeis University
Reflections of an Artist/Chemist

Prof. Michael Henchman of Brandeis University
The Science Behind Art

Prof. Richard Laursen of Boston University
Application of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry to the Analysis of Paint Media

Dr. Janet Schrenk of MIT
The Royal Art of Benin Kingdom: What Science Can Tell Us

Dr. Shelby Kashket of the Forsyth Institute
Introduction, second half

Prof. Margaret Merritt of Wellesley College
Blue Eyes of Africa: identification of Blue Pigments in Painted Yoruba Wood Sculptures

Mr. Michael Douma of Michael Douma Productions
How a Scientist Investigates if a Painting is Authentic

Dr. Francesca Bewer of the Straus Center for Conservation at Harvard University
Technical Research and the Care of Works of Art at the Fogg Art Museum (1900 - 1950)

Dr. Richard Newman of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
The Real and Unreal: Science as an Aid to Authenticating Three-Dimensional Works of Art

Reading in the Forest, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham M. Sonnabend, Brookline MA. Chemical analysis was used in an investigation as to whether this is the work of impressionist painter Eva Gonzales. This investigation was discussed by Michael Douma in a seminar at the Forsyth Institute.


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