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ONU Kritzler Lecture merges art and science

Sep 27, 2007
Dr. Suzanne Q. Lomax will speak at the 13th annual Kritzler Lecture on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dicke Forum at Ohio Northern University.

Lomax, who works in the scientific research department at the National Gallery of Art, will present her lecture entitled, "The Application of Chemistry to the Examination of Works of Art."

Lomax holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and has worked for the National Gallery of Art since 1986. She investigates the identification and aging behavior of artists' materials to help aid in the preservation and restoration of art objects. Recently, Lomax has expanded her research interests to include the identification of modern synthetic organic pigments and binders. Lecturing in more than 30 states, Lomax is a popular speaker for the American Chemical Society.

Featuring examples from the National Gallery of Art, Lomax's lecture will focus on the application of various chemical techniques to the examination of paintings and sculpture.

The annual Kritzler Lecture, named in honor of ONU alumnus, Dr. James Kritzler, BA '40, is sponsored by the ONU department of chemistry and biochemistry.

The event is free and open to the public.

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