About Antonino Cosentino

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Antonino Cosentino has created 186 blog entries.

August 2016

Imaging the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin

Learn about the Technical Photography examination of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. The Houston Museum published an article on our latest examination in Paris at the Bibliothèque National de France.  We provide onsite technical examination of manuscripts to identify their materials and to enhance their reading. We also provide scientific equipment and we organize training programs to learn [...]

Summer Training 2016 – Low-cost methods for Art Examination

We successfully completed our first Summer Training on Low-cost methods for Art Examination. We got 5 students from Italy, Poland, Spain and Greece. Our Training courses are aimed to art conservation professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills. Our Summer Training programs are only open to students currently enrolled in [...]

July 2016

Technical Photography at la Bibliothèque Nationale de France

For French speakers. CLICK and read about the technical documentation of the Aztec Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. . Le CHSOS (Cultural Heritage Science Open Source) a récemment été sollicité pour appliquer des méthodes d’imagerie scientifiquepour documenter le Codex Xolotl (Mexicain 1-10) et le Mapa Quinatzin (Mexicain 11-12) conservés [...]

How to examine Technical photos on Photoshop

We provide technical photography documentation service for different kinds of art and archaeology. We deliver to you a set of technical images that reveal important information on your piece of art. This video illustrates how you can use our set of Technical photography images with Photoshop to examine your object. Technical Photography (TP) for Art [...]

Crowdfunding per il patrimonio culturale nei centri storici minori

Just published a new paper, sorry, only Italian readers Pasquale, A. Cosentino “Crowdfunding per il patrimonio culturale nei centri storici minori” Archeomatica, 2, 12-14, 2016. FREE DOWNLOAD Funding granted by the State and local authorities is the main source for initiatives related to cultural heritage conservation. However, the current economic situation has led [...]

Art Examination in Sofia, Bulgaria

Do you know about our Onsite Art Examination Service? We just come back from a trip to Sofia, Bulgaria for art examination service. CHSOS provides onsite art examination worldwide with our special  lightweight traveling equipment for imaging and spectroscopy analysis. CHSOS is based in Italy and we serve museums, private collectors and art authentication companies.   [...]

17th century wooden statue in Avola, Sicily. Diagnostics

We have been collaborating with "Giampaolo Leone" Conservation Studio in Sicily. We just came back from performing non-invasive diagnostics on the Ecce Homo preserved in Avola, an outstanding 17th century wooeden statue, currently under conservation at the "Giampaolo Leone" Conservation Studio. For this case, we applied Infrared and Ultraviolet fluorescence to document retouches and inpaints as [...]

June 2016

Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. Technical Photography of Aztec manuscripts in Paris

CHSOS was recently asked to perform Technical Photography documentation of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Bothdocuments date to about 1540 AD.  Both  have European writing in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, on them  that is no longer legible. They also have corrections to non-alphabetic indigenous writing with the potential [...]

Free Raman Database of Pigments Checker

We just published the new Free Raman Spectroscopy Database of Pigments Checker.  Read more: “Pigments Checker version 3.0, a handy set for conservation scientists: A free online Raman spectra database” . Read all the technical details in this paper: M.C. Caggiani, A. Cosentino, A. Mangone “Pigments Checker version 3.0, a handy set for conservation scientists: [...]