Research & Analysis

To gain a deeper understanding of a work of art, our conservators consult with art historians, conservation scientists, and artists’ estates and foundations when appropriate.

MACC provides advanced imaging and technical analysis services that can inform conservation treatment, aid in understanding the materials and techniques used to create an artwork, identify campaigns of restoration, or reveal the presence of hazardous materials.

Services available:

  • Stereo microscopy
  • High-resolution digital imaging, including infrared, transmitted light, and ultraviolet-induced fluorescence
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
  • X-radiography
  • Sampling for additional chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis, including FTIR, Raman, HPLC and GC-MS, TL-Dating, and SEM-EDS.