Infrared & Raman Users Group

IRUG is a community that encourages the sharing of high quality comparative reference spectral data.

We develop IR and Raman reference spectra for the study of works of art, architecture, and archaeological materials. Our database is peer-reviewed through a rigorous process facilitated by this website.

Anyone may search the database to view and print spectra. To access digital spectra and related information, you must join IRUG and contribute spectra. Click the button below to begin registration.

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JOIN US AT THE IRUG13 CONFERENCE - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

  • Conference topics: Application of IR & Raman spectroscopies to the study of cultural artifacts & their preservation.

  • Location: ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

  • Dates: 5-7 December 2018

  • Registration fees: Full: AUS $400, Student: AUS $250, Accompanying: AUS $200 [plus 10% goods and services tax (gst)]

  • Information on registration, social events, & accommodations: IRUG13 CONFERENCE INFORMATION

  • Registration form: IRUG13 REGISTRATION FORM

  • Please address inquiries to: IRUG2018@ag.nsw.gov.au

ATHOL HALL, MOSMAN, listed on the NSW Heritage Register, will be the conference dinner site.

  • Fine dining experience situated on Sydney Harbour overlooking Harbour Bridge, city & Opera House.

  • Guests will take local ferry to Taronga Wharf & stroll through bushland to arrive at Athol Hall, a recently restored 1920s dance hall.

  • Canapés & drinks will be served on veranda followed by a three course dinner & drinks.

  • A spectacular light display will be revealed as the sun goes down over Sydney & the harbour.

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