Pigments Checker FREE loan

CHSOS is calling for Laboratories and Research Groups interested to collaborate and contribute to the Free and Downloadable spectral database of pigments in Pigments Checker.

We already provided Reflectance spectra which can be accessed and downloaded from the interactive table.

Reflectance spectroscopy

DOWNLOAD Database: A. Cosentino “FORS spec­tral data­base of his­tor­i­cal pig­ments in dif­fer­ent binders” e-conservation Jour­nal 2, 57–68, 2014.


We are looking for interested partners to increase this database including other spectroscopic and imaging methods, such as Raman, XRF, FTIR, XRD. Collaborate with CHSOS and propose your ideas.

Contact CHSOS at antoninocose@gmail.com

  • We will send Pigments Checker  to your laboratory for the time you need  to do the tests.
  • Data will be open access. They will be published (as spectral data) on CHSOS website.
  • You are free to use the data for publications and on your website.
  • We will cite your laboratory on CHSOS website and any other publication using your data.

Pigments Checker is our Research Project. We want to provide professionals in the art conservation sector with a practical tool to test their equipment and develop new methodologies for pigments identification.

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Purchasing our Pigments Checker  you  sustain CHSOS and its mission to disseminate innovative, affordable and sustainable methods for scientific examination and documentation of works of art and archaeology.


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