July 2016

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 [...]

June 2016

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 [...]

April 2016

3D laser scanning and Technical Photography for wall paintings


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 [...]

March 2016

February 2016

Scientific examination of Cultural Heritage raises awareness in local communities


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 [...]

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 [...]

December 2015

Technical Photography for wall paintings. Nunziatella di Mascali, Sicily


We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! CHSOS collaborated with Catania (Sicily) Archaeological authorities to contribute Technical Photography Diagnostics on the newly discovered XII century wall paintings in Nunziatella di Mascali, Sicily. CHSOS studied them with high resolution Visible, Infrared and Infrared False Color photography. We contributed "Indagine [...]

August 2015

Crowdfunding for Art Conservation in Sicily


CHSOS gave a talk at "Save the Soul of Savoca" August 6th 7 PM, Church of San Michele in Savoca (Sicily). CHSOS has collaborated with a local organization that has promoted the study of the church and its conservation through a crowdfunding campaign. “Save the Soul of Savoca – Salviamo i dipinti della chiesa di [...]