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June 2016

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

2017-06-07T15:38:40+00:00

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 [...]

Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. Technical Photography of Aztec manuscripts in Paris 2017-06-07T15:38:40+00:00

Training in Costa Rica – December 13-15 / 2016

2016-10-17T16:32:11+00:00

Training on Low-cost methods for Art Examination - December / 13-15 / 2016, Costa Rica Our Training course is aimed to art and archaeology  professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills.  This course is developed in collaboration with the Chemistry Department, University of Costa Rica. Click HERE for more info and registration [...]

Training in Costa Rica – December 13-15 / 2016 2016-10-17T16:32:11+00:00

May 2016

Infrared Reflectography (900-1700 nm) of Pigments Checker

2016-10-17T16:32:21+00:00

Check out the Infrared Reflectography (IRR) image of Pigments Checker v.3. Pigments Checker is a collection of pigments important in art history. Among all the pigments and their varieties ever used in art this collection selects the most used from antiquity to early 1950’. Pigments Checker is a standard tool designed for Art professionals, scientists, students [...]

Infrared Reflectography (900-1700 nm) of Pigments Checker 2016-10-17T16:32:21+00:00

Techniques to reveal hidden paintings: a case study

2016-10-17T16:32:21+00:00

Just published "L’Annunciazione ritrovata. Nunziata di Mascali, Sicilia". A. Cosentino, Giovanni Calvagna, Giuseppe Calvagna, C. Calvagna, C. L. Dandolo, P. Uhd Jepsen “L’Annunciazione ritrovata. Nunziata di Mascali, Sicilia” Archeomatica 1, 44-48 2016. DOWNLOAD Techniques to reveal hidden paintings: X-Radiography, infrared photography and infrared reflectography The town of Nunziata di Mascali, Sicily, [...]

Techniques to reveal hidden paintings: a case study 2016-10-17T16:32:21+00:00

April 2016

FREE Download – Technical examination for wall paintings

2016-10-17T16:32:21+00:00

We just upload a new guide for Technical Art Examination. Download  Technical examination services for wall paintings   Check our other free guides for Technical Art Examination

FREE Download – Technical examination for wall paintings 2016-10-17T16:32:21+00:00

3D laser scanning and Technical Photography for wall paintings

2016-10-17T16:32:25+00:00

Just published  CHSOS provides technical examination and documentation of wall paintings and this paper provides a new insight into the combination of Technical Photography and  3D laser scanning for archaeology. This paper presents the outcomes of a multidisciplinary study conducted on the fresco palimpsest of the byzantine oratory (region C) of the Catacombs of Saint Lucia in [...]

3D laser scanning and Technical Photography for wall paintings 2016-10-17T16:32:25+00:00

March 2016

Multispectral Imaging on Guercino at Art Defender, Bologna

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We have been collaborating with Alessandro Fiamingo who has taken our Training program. He is currently working at Art Defender, Bologna. We have just tested our Multispectral Imaging system  on one of the paintings of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Guercino (1591-1666) belonging to the fine arts museum in Cento, Italy and stored at Art Defender. Multispectral Imaging [...]

Multispectral Imaging on Guercino at Art Defender, Bologna 2016-10-17T16:32:25+00:00

February 2016

Scientific examination of Cultural Heritage raises awareness in local communities

2016-10-17T16:32:26+00:00

Just published A. Cosentino “Scientific examination of Cultural Heritage raises awareness in local communities: The case of the newly discovered cycle of mural paintings in the Crucifix chapel (Italy)” Science Education and Civil Engagement, 8:1, 15-20, 2016. DOWNLOAD Scientific research can play a valuable and unique role in promoting cultural heritage in local [...]

Scientific examination of Cultural Heritage raises awareness in local communities 2016-10-17T16:32:26+00:00