I met Dusan at the Photographic Materials Group meeting in Rochester, NY and was fascinated by the fact that his XRF machine can make analyzing historic photographs so easy. I’ve been studying the manual method for years and although it’s fun, the lack of certainty is unnerving. It’s amazing that his analysis has revealed that many photographs in great collections are not what they were thought to be.
I was happy to see the NY Times run an article on 4/1 describing Dusan Stulik’s research at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Click on the following link to read it: http://tinyurl.com/22dat4