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Masks, African--Testing; Masks, African--Forgeries;
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.
Joshua A. Sebree
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Parrott, Kaitlyn, "African Masks: Are They Authentic of Fake? A Fluorescence and Reflective UV-Vis Spectroscopic Approach" (2019). Fall 2018 - Chemical Analysis Class Projects. 6.