De Beers Building, Lecture hall 2003
Prof. Dr. Peter Vandenabeele van Ghent Universiteit sal 'n openbare lesing gee oor "Archaeometrie: 'n chemikus se beskouing van kulturele erfenis". Archaeometrie gebruik analitiese tegnieke om kunswerke te ondersoek om bewaringsprojekte te ondersteun, of om vervalsings na te speur.
Meer oor Prof Dr Vandenabeele:
Peter Vandenabeele obtained his PhD in analytical chemistry in 2000, at Ghent University (Belgium), with research on the application of Raman spectroscopy and total-reflection X-ray fluorescence for the analysis of art objects. In 2007, he was appointed as professor in archaeometry at the faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the same university, where he became member of the department of Archaeology and associated member of the department of Chemistry (faculty of Sciences). His research mainly focusses on the development and optimisation of spectroscopic techniques for archaeometrical applications, with a focus on Raman spectroscopy. This includes the analysis of painted art objects as well as the development and use of mobile Raman instrumentation. He organised successful editions of international scientific conferences and authored many research papers and was guest-editor of several special issues of scientific journals. He also authored a handbook on Raman spectroscopy: Practical Raman Spectroscopy: an Introduction (J. Wiley, 2013), as well as several co-edited volumes. He teaches Natural Sciences and Archaeometry to archaeologists as well as chemists at Ghent University.