Advances of Analytical Chemistry in Cultural Heritage
A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019) | Viewed by 47963
Interests: conservation science; wall paintings; pigments; technical study; degradation of materials; analysis of organic media; polymer degradation; fluorescence spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; spectral imaging; photonics; preventive conservation
Interests: cultural heritage; mining heritage; mineralogy; crystallography; crystal chemistry; ceramics; glasses; mortars; rock weathering; synchrotron radiation
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Interests: conservation science; non-invasive or minimally invasive analysis; technical study; X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; pigments; modern materials; material degradation; chemical imaging
Conservation science is a rapidly-evolving field, with a great deal of research worldwide dedicated to the study and analysis of tangible heritage. Due to the highly heterogeneous and changing chemistry of cultural heritage, there is a need to better understand the composition and degradation of works of art. Only through careful study will suitable preventive measures to monitor and manage future changes be devised and implemented.
The analysis of cultural heritage and heritage materials is the focus of this Special Issue, which aims to showcase novel research applications and review recent research in applied analytical chemistry. This issue focuses on widespread applications of analytical techniques for the study of heritage in its broadest sense—from paintings to ceramics, from organic materials to stone, and from wall paintings to works on paper—with the inclusion of antiquities to modern works of art.
The technical study of works of art, the study of material degradation and the development of analytical methods are of particular interest for the Special Issue. Other areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Case studies of applications of in situ, ex situ and destructive/non-destructive analytical methods to the study of heritage;
the combination of complementary analytical methods for detecting change, including thermal and mechanical studies of material properties;
advances in analytical methods and the use of novel techniques or sensors;
applications of material and environmental modelling;
research from large-scale and mobile infrastructures for investigating cultural heritage
Dr. Austin Nevin
Dr. João Pedro Veiga
Dr. Lynn Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 monthly 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 1600 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.