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X-Ray Fluorescence Workshop

For Archaeologists and Museum Professionals at the Iroquois Indian Museum

For analysis of major and trace elements in rocks, glass, ceramic, minerals, and sediment.

When: Friday, September 19, 2014


  • 10am to 3pm 10am Introduction to the Technology
  • 11 am Demonstration using the XFR
  • 12pm Lunch Break (on your own)
  • 12:30-2pm Using the XRF and Q&A

X-Ray Fluorescence Workshop (XFR) demonstrations will be conducted by David Dempsey of Smith College

Workshop Registration Form (311.8 KiB)

David Dempsey is the Associate Director for Museum Services at the Smith College Museum of Art where he started his museum career as a Preparator in 1974. David is responsible for overseeing conservation, exhibition production, security, guest services and facility management at the museum. After study at the University of Massachusetts (B.A.) and the University of Kansas (M.A.), David interned with Arthur Beale and Marjorie Cohn at the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University andX-Ray Fluorescence Workshop with Emil Schnorr at the Springfield Museum. At Smith College he is a member of the History of Science and Technology program and teaches the Chemistry of Art Objects and Historic Methods and Materials classes. David is particularly interested in the history of paper as well as analytical instruments and techniques for all works of art.

Cost of workshop: $40 per person $15 per undergraduate/graduate student

Send checks payable to Iroquois Indian Museum or pay by credit card
Reserve your spot today by calling (518) 296-8949 or email
Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Cavern Road Howes Cave, NY 12092


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