Fall 2018 - Chemical Analysis Class Projects

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Poster

Keywords

Masks, African--Testing; Masks, African--Forgeries;

Description

This project was a search for a new way to determine the authenticity of their African Mask collection. The University of Northern Iowa Museum has allowed the non-destructive analysis of five of their African Masks and a collection of African wood samples. This study is investigating if fluorescence spectroscopy and reflective UV-Vis spectroscopy of the African masks Of the five masks two are authentic masks, two are fake, and one the authenticity is unknown.

Faculty Advisor

Joshua A. Sebree

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Publisher

Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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African Masks: Are They Authentic of Fake? A Fluorescence and Reflective UV-Vis Spectroscopic Approach

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