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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News & Upcoming Events

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 IRUG BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: IRUG14!

  • Topics: All aspects of the application of IR & Raman spectroscopies for the study, documentation & protection of the world’s cultural heritage.

  • Location: The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

  • Dates: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Registration fees: Full: €275, Student: €150

  • Information on registration, social events, & accommodations: Forthcoming

  • Please address inquiries to: IRUG14@cultureelerfgoed.nl

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