department holds lecture
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 11,
2004) -The FSC chemistry and physics department and the Lakeland-sub-section
of the American Chemical Society will sponsor a lecture on Feb.
17 at 4:30 p.m. in Polk Science Room 152. Guest speaker Dr. Suzanne
Quillen Lomax will discuss "The Application of Chemistry to the
Examination of Works of Art."
The lecture will address the association between scientists and
museum conservation laboratories and the contributions that scientists
can make in the preservation and restoration of art objects. At
present, about a dozen museums in the United States have conservation
science departments. Art conservation frequently requires specific
information about the component materials of a painting or object
prior to treatment. Lomax will use examples from the National Gallery
of Art collection to illustrate the application of science to art.
Lomax received her doctorate in organic chemistry in 1984 from the
University of Maryland. She went on to Northwestern University,
where she performed postdoctoral research with Frederick Lewis,
examining intermolecular photoaddition reactions. Lomax has been
in the Scientific Research Department of the National Gallery of
Art since 1986, investigating the identification and aging behavior
of artists' materials. She has toured as speaker for the American
Chemical Society Speaker Service since 1991. Her areas of interest
include the identification of synthetic organic pigments and modern
paint binders. In addition, she has performed extensive analyses
on traditional 15th and 16th century artists' paint binders.
Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture. For more information,
please contact Dr. Carmen Gauthier at email@example.com
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.