New article published in Scientific Reports
Visit from the Director of Palace Museum to FORTH
Visiting the Joint Laboratory with Place Museum, in Beijing.
Surface cleaning, based on laser ablation, is particularly effective for the controlled and selective removal of altered over-layers and unwanted accumulations in a variety of CH substrates (i.e. stonework, easel paintings, icons as well as glass and metal objects).
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) provides insight on the identity and composition of materials in Cultural Heritage objects.
Raman Spectroscopy gives analytical information on the molecular structure of materials
Spectral Imaging allows the detailed mapping of the individual layers that compose an artwork using a prototype spectral imaging system.
Detecting changes and monitoring degradation is critical in order to improve and upgrade preventive conservation strategies.
A series of transportable instruments are the technological output of the 20 years of experience which was gained through research and applications of lasers in Cultural Heritage Conservation. Check out all available Instruments here
Series of Training Activities
December 14, 2022
DIALOGUE 05: Mr Guo Hong ,University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
“Restoration research of Drepung Monastery murals in Tibet”
November 24, 2022
DIALOGUE 04: Andreas Germanos Karydas ,NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece & CNR, -ISPC, Italy
“MA-XRF imaging of Greek Antiquities”.
September 28, 2022
DIALOGUE 03: Elissavet KAVOULAKI, Ephorate of Antiquities of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
“Palace of Knossos: Conservation – restoration works and recent strategies within the HERACLES EU project”.