Identification of artists pigments

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Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 24 000,00

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/08/2018

Project end date: 31/07/2019


The research concentrates on Finland’s tangible cultural heritage, more precisely, on the investigation of the materials used to create parts of it. During the dissertation process I will identify the pigment palettes of three finnish artists: Hjalmar Munsterhjelm, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Sigrid Schauman.

All material analyses will be conducted in co-operation with the Finnish National Gallery´s materials research laboratory. Analytical methods are optical microscopy; polarized light microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (EDXRF). Other analytical methods, such as scanning electron microscopy, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Raman-spectroscopy are used if needed.

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