2004-06

2004-06

Investigators from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art undertook this project to determine if worn-off or illegible hallmarks on silver and gold works of art could be imaged using scanning acoustic imaging techniques.

Hallmarks and engravings from a total of 26 silver, two gold and one copper alloy (bronze) objects were imaged during the two-year course of the project.

This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-0-NC-21 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

Related Resources:

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119