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Walking the Camino to Santiago: One Microscopist's Experience

by Joe Barabe

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018

To be held at

McCrone Research Institute
2820 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

6:00 PM: Pizza and salad ~ Tariff: $15.00 (if eating)
Contact Freddie Smith for Reservations / Cancellations at 312-842-7100 or Freddie@mcri.org By Noon on FRIDAY, March 23, 2018

7:00 PM: Presentation
During September and October of 2017, Joe walked the Camino Frances to Santiago, taking six weeks to cover 799 km. In this talk, he will discuss his motivation for the hike and describe his experiences in meeting the numerous joys and challenges of the trek, the terrain and weather, the lodgings, the solitude, and the many companions he encountered, and finally, the insights he gained in making this pilgrimage. Being a microscopist, he brought with him a pocket microscope...but did he actually use it? Also, being a photographer, he has a lot of pretty pictures to share.

Bio Sketch: Joseph G. Barabe is a Research Microscopist and Scientific Imaging Specialist at Barabe & Associates LLC, he is also a long time member of SMSI. His primary interests are in the analysis of art materials, documents and historical objects, and in photomicro- and -macrography and invisible radiation photography. Joe is also an instructor at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, teaching workshops in pigment identification, printing process identification, photomicrography and scientific imaging. Joe has a BA from Michigan State, and he studied art materials microscopy under the tutelage of Dr. Walter C. McCrone, the founder of the McCrone Research Institute and McCrone Associates, where Joe worked for 24 years until his retirement in 2013, and chemistry under Professor Bill Mikuska at Triton College.

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