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Special Issue "Holography, Interferometry and Infrared Thermography Advances and Applications in Cultural Heritage"
A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019) | Viewed by 30308
Special Issue Editors
Interests: structural diagnosis; holography; holographic interferometry; speckle interferometry; NDT; laser; photonics; cultural heritage
2. Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation (CRC), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Ministère de la Culture, Paris, France
Interests: non destructive control; cultural heritage; wall paintings
Special Issue Information
Cultural Heritage (CH) comprises objects and monuments of great value and irreplaceable importance for human kind civilisation. Hence their documentation, maintenance and preservation plays a key role to the human culture and identity worldwide deserving individual consideration of each and any of the unique masterpieces. Subjective visual assessment and qualitative imaging methods such as finger-knocking and photography are among the conventional tools used till today while subjectiveness is major drawback that necessitates searching for and implement new efficient technologies. New technology tools can be adopted by conservation professional not only to investigate long standing problems but also to assist the restoration work and to objectify the evaluation of the condition of an art object as a whole including the subsurface and the bulk. Such modern non-invasive imaging and investigation methods for the recording, documentation and diagnosis of CH enjoy nowadays an increase demand into everyday conservation practices. In last decade, the stimulated or active thermography has become increasingly widespread in cultural heritage diagnosis and this trend is kept increasing for a variety of applications in wall paintings, ceramics, easel painting, etc. The thermal response of heated surfaces provide objective information of the volume at millimetric scale revealing the presence of detachment or crack and other discontinuities in the internal structure of the material. Holography, stereoscopy, 3D scanning, and related to three-dimensional space reconstruction techniques allow to capture and archive for future representation entire historical spaces, art objects' 3D shape, surface texture and micromorphology, even color, and recently have been implemented in the museum floor representations of full color 3D replicas of museum objects. Interferometry and its many counterparts, as highly sensitive to spatial alterations methods, provide quantitative information in microscale of slight surface deformation either due to internal defects or external disturbances such as environmental fluctuations, handling, transportation, allowing monitoring of structural state directly from the surface of the artwork; and is used in artwork and building risk assessment and documentation as well as in projects regarding preventive conservation.
Many new instruments as the above mentioned technologies and numerous other for assisting the structural and analytical investigations are available today, for most of them after long investigation periods in the laboratory. Surely, these are usually located in facilities found in specialized research institutes as they require specific expertise. However, through specialised European and national funding dissemination, out of laboratory use is closer than ever. New technology is tested and optimised, modern complimentary methods are coupled, prototype devices, hybrid workstations and integrated systems are developed and adjusted to conservation needs and many find the way to be tested and implemented in situ. Some they are already being used by conservation researchers in Cultural heritage laboratories or on-site conservation campaigns and a new era in CH research and everyday practices seems to rise for modern imaging and documentations technologies. This special issue aims to address the progress on these technologies that have witnessed an increase in demand and they are dealing with current challenges to provide advanced solutions and applications in the field of Cultural heritage. The fight against ageing and deterioration is a fight against time, and for Cultural Heritage protection is and will always be a never ending fight, since art is an immortal part of human civilisation for which humans can be proud in eternity.
Dr. Vivi Tornari
Dr. David Giovanacci
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- Cultural heritage
- Holographic Interferometry
- Speckle Interferometry