Introduction to UV Visible Fluorescence Photography

Recorded On: 04/27/2022

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Online, February 18 - April 27, 2022 with live sessions on Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Instructor: Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton

Learn the ins and outs of UV-visible fluorescence photography for collections. Participants of this workshop will gain an understanding of capturing UV-visible fluorescence images for use in conservation, including common applications, safety, and variables specific to UV techniques. Content will cover practical tools such as lamps, filters, background materials, and standardization targets, to aid in the evaluation and maintenance of equipment. Participants will be guided and encouraged to practice consistent workflows, capture, and evaluation of images.

Pre-recorded lectures will be released weekly. Lectures will be supplemented with assignments and weekly live office hours. It is recommended that participants have access to a documentation studio to practice the imaging techniques, but this is not required. Equipment and supply lists will be provided for those wishing to purchase new equipment. Participants should expect to send about 1.5 hours per week on this course.

This course is for conservation professionals, students, collections managers, photographers, or anyone looking for more in-depth information on using this technique. The live sessions for the course will take place in Zoom and automated captions will be available. All live sessions will be recorded and accessible to participants shortly after the session is complete.


Funding for this program comes from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) Endowment for Professional Development and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The FAIC Endowment for Professional Development, which was created by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is supported by donations from members of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and its friends. Workshops are made possible with the assistance of many AIC members, but no AIC membership dues were used to create or present this course.

FAIC relies on your contributions to support these and its many other programs. Learn more about donating to the foundation.

Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton

Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton is a conservator in private practice in Colorado. She specializes in photographs, works on paper and conservation imaging. She serves museums, institutions, and private individuals in the West and throughout the United States. A member of Mountain States Art Conservation, she works in collaboration with conservators of varied specialties whenever possible. Trained as a fine-art photographer, Jennifer became interested in conservation through exploration of historic photographic processes. Her graduate training at Buffalo State College allowed her to explore additional aspects of photography as a medium and a tool for conservation. She gained experience as a conservator and photographer in positions at MFA, Houston, Williamstown Art Conservation Center, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Menil Collection, and Paul Messier LLC. For the 2019-2020 academic year, was a full-time lecturer for ‚ÄúTechnical Examination and Documentation‚ÄĚ at the Garman Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College.

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Week 1: Introduction and Safety
Lecture: Introduction and Safety
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Week 1 Live Session
02/23/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/23/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes Participants can join the instructor each week for office hours on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Week 2: Applications of UV-visible Fluorescence
Lecture 2: Applications of UV-visible Fluorescence
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Week 2 Live Session
03/02/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
03/02/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 3: Equipment
Lecture 3: Equipment
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Week 3 Live Session
03/09/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
03/09/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 4: Other Tools
Lecture 4: Other Tools
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Week 4 Live Session
03/16/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/16/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Week 5: Standardization Targets
Lecture 5: Standardization Targets
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Week 5 Live Session
03/23/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/23/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Week 6: Standardized Workflows
Lecture 6: Demo of Standard Workflow
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Week 6 Live Session
03/30/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/30/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Week 7: Alternative Workflows
Lecture 7: Alternative Workflows
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Week 7 Live Session
04/06/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
04/06/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Week 8: Testing Your Equipment
Lecture 8: Testing Lamps and Filtration
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Week 8 Live Session
04/13/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
04/13/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Week 9: Intensity and Color Rendering
Lecture 9: Intensity and Color
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Week 9 Live Session
04/20/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
04/20/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Week 10: Case Studies
Lecture 10: Case Studies
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Week 10 Live Session
04/27/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
04/27/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes