Non-invasive Techniques in the Scope of Cultural Heritage: Pigments, Binders and Degradation Products from Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Artworks
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 March 2023) | Viewed by 13670
Interests: analytical chemistry; Raman spectroscopy; infrared spectroscopy; SEM-EDX; chromatography; cultural heritage; archaeology; pigments; binders
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For many years now, archaeological and historical studies have been concerned with the contribution of scientific research, particularly those aiming at the chemical-physical characterisation of materials.
The in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of the materials used in creating works of art is undoubtedly an added value in their study. Indeed, it turns out to be a suitable tool for understanding works of art themselves as well as their intrinsic value and the historical and social context in which they were made. Furthermore, scientific and technological advances of recent years have made it possible to create increasingly effective investigation tools and, furthermore, many of them are suitable to be used in situ, i.e., directly on the works of art, even in the places where they are stored.
This Special Issue aims to cover the latest applications of non-destructive and/or in-situ methods in the scope of cultural heritage, with a particular interest in spectral imaging techniques.
Dr. Vittoria Guglielmi
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