About IRUG

Infrared and Raman Users Group

The Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG) is dedicated to the support and professional development of its members by providing a forum for the exchange of infrared and Raman spectroscopic information and reference spectra for the study of the world’s cultural heritage.

The IRUG initiative is sustained at biennial conferences, where participants share information and present papers on a range of topics. A primary goal of IRUG is to improve and expand the data generated and shared by its members. Toward this end, a cooperative database of peer-reviewed IR and Raman reference spectra relevant to cultural heritage materials has been undertaken.

For more information, please visit www.irug.org, or contact your IRUG regional chair found below.


North & South America

Beth Price
Philadelphia Museum of Art
T: +1 215 684 7552
F: +1 215 684 7550
Email: bprice@philamuseum.org

Europe & Africa

Boris Pretzel
Victoria & Albert Museum
T: +44 (0)20 7942 2116
F: +44 (0)20 7942 2092
Email: boris.pretzel@vam.ac.uk

Asia, Australia & Oceania

Marcello Picollo
IFAC-CNR
T: +39 055 5226360
F: +39 055 5226374
Email: m.picollo@ifac.cnr.it