ICRI is pleased to offer an online IAP Virtual seminar Chemistry refresher - Understanding varnishes and coatings: An introduction to polymers - what are they and why are they important? The seminar will be presented online by David Peggie, Senior Scientist at the National Gallery London* on Thursday 27 August at 2.30pm.
This lecture will cover synthetic polymers and their role in modern paints and varnishes as well as natural polymers and their chemistry.
To register, send an email to the ICRI membership secretary Julia Poirier at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 23rd August.
The online seminar is free to ICRI members but you must register in order to join. 25 participants maximum.
*David Peggie, Senior Scientist in the Scientific Department at the National Gallery, London is also a chemistry tutor on the conservation course at City and Guilds of London Art School. His current research uses a variety of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for the characterisation of materials in support of conservation treatments and for the understanding of painting technique.