November 2016

Imaging Diagnostic on a 14 th Century Gilded Icon


This new paper is a valid example of the application of non‐invasive imaging methods (technical photography and multispectral imaging) before and after the conservation treatment of a work of art. Read our latest publication Pre and post Conservation Diagnostic on a 14 th Century Gilded Icon from Taormina, Sicily This paper reports on the [...]

July 2016

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 [...]

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.   [...]

June 2016

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: [...]

Training in Costa Rica – December 13-15 / 2016


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 [...]

May 2016

Infrared Reflectography (900-1700 nm) of Pigments Checker


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 [...]

Techniques to reveal hidden paintings: a case study


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, [...]

March 2016

Multispectral Imaging on Guercino at Art Defender, Bologna


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 [...]

February 2016

Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination


Just published Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination. A. Cosentino “Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination” e-Preservation Science, 13, 1-6, 2016. This paper discusses technical photographic methods based on the extended infrared sensitivity of a digital camera modified with the removal of the in-built hot mirror filter on the CCD or CMOS sensor, which in [...]