Special Issue "Optical Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage"

A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Daniel Vazquez-Molini
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Guest Editor
Professor Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Arcos del Jalón 118, 28037 MAdrid
Interests: optics design, lighting, color, cultural heritage
Dr. Antonio Alvarez Fernandez-Balbuena
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Guest Editor
Facultad de Óptica, University Complutense of Madrid, Arcos de Jalon 118, 28037, Madrid, SPAIN
Interests: lighting, colour, cultural heritage damage, virtual photonic restoration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The role of Cultural Heritage in the society is of major importance thus it is the glue that makes the people understand what we are and what we did in the past.

The optical technologies play a major role in promoting Cultural Heritage, light is the main optical resource to show Cultural Heritage but other optical technologies are implied and essential to Cultural Heritage preservation.

The aim of this special issue is to show optical technologies related to cultural heritage in the way it is used to show, preserve, characterize and put in value an important item like Cultural Heritage.

The scope of this journal will be:

  • Photonic restoration
  • Spectroscopy analysis
  • Light and damage
  • Hyperspectral image acquisition and processing
  • Light based techniques characterization (optical microscopy, FTIR, Raman, X-ray…)
  • Colour and visual implications
Dr. Antonio Alvarez Fernandez-Balbuena
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Heritage is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Light damage
  • Cultural heritage
  • Curator
  • Optical analysis
  • Lighting and colour

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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