October 2017

Reflectance Spectroscopy for Paper Conservation. National Archives, The Netherlands

2017-11-01T07:03:00+00:00

Reflectance Spectroscopy is a powerful method for pigments identification even for works of art on paper. We just delivered on Oct 24th a full day Training and a Gorgias Spectrometer system to the Paper Conservation Department of the National Archives of the Netherlands in The Hague. Read and learn more about Reflectance Spectroscopy and our [...]

Reflectance Spectroscopy for Paper Conservation. National Archives, The Netherlands 2017-11-01T07:03:00+00:00

June 2017

Technical examination for Statues – suggestions and a case study – St. Elijah in Comiso, Sicily

2017-06-28T12:43:22+00:00

We just performed a diagnostics service for a statue of St. Elijah, in Comiso, Sicily. This is a good opportunity for our art conservation community to review technical photography, spectroscopy, and other tools for the documentation of antique statues,  a preparatory examination for the conservation treatment which is undertaken by the Conservation Studio Tiziana Cilia [...]

Technical examination for Statues – suggestions and a case study – St. Elijah in Comiso, Sicily 2017-06-28T12:43:22+00:00

December 2016

Mapping covered paints with Transmittance spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging

2016-12-19T04:18:57+00:00

How to identify and map covered paints on translucent support, such as canvases? We just published:  A. Cosentino “Transmittance spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging to map covered paints” Conservar Património 24, 37-45, 2016. doi:10.14568/cp2015021 Transmitted spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging in the 400-900 nm range have been applied for the mapping and tentatively [...]

Mapping covered paints with Transmittance spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging 2016-12-19T04:18:57+00:00

November 2016

Imaging Diagnostic on a 14 th Century Gilded Icon

2016-11-21T16:45:16+00:00

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 [...]

Imaging Diagnostic on a 14 th Century Gilded Icon 2016-11-21T16:45:16+00:00

September 2016

Free XRF Spectroscopy Database of Pigments Checker

2016-10-17T16:32:03+00:00

Just published new paper DOWNLOAD NOW  Pigments Checker is a collection of swatches of historical pigments that offers art professionals, conservation scientists, conservators and fine art photographers, a tool to evaluate and test their imaging and spectroscopic methodologies for pigment identification. “Pigments Checker Free Spectra Database” is an ongoing project that wants to thoroughly characterize each pigment in [...]

Free XRF Spectroscopy Database of Pigments Checker 2016-10-17T16:32:03+00:00

June 2016

Free Raman Database of Pigments Checker

2017-06-01T11:39:37+00:00

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 [...]

Free Raman Database of Pigments Checker 2017-06-01T11:39:37+00:00

May 2016

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

Reflectance spectroscopy of new pigments

2016-10-17T16:32:22+00:00

We just updated our database of Reflectance spectra of pigments with the new 4 pigments added in Pigments Checker v.3. DOWNLOAD Reflectance Database: A. Cosentino “FORS spec­tral data­base of his­tor­i­cal pig­ments in dif­fer­ent binders” e-conservation Jour­nal 2, 57–68, 2014. We added Reflectance spectra of bitumen, chrome yellow, cobalt blue and cobalt chromite blue. Pigments Checker is a [...]

Reflectance spectroscopy of new pigments 2016-10-17T16:32:22+00:00

February 2016

Terahertz and Cultural Heritage Science: Examination of Art and Archaeology

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

Just published Terahertz and Cultural Heritage Science: Examination of Art and Archaeology. A. Cosentino "Terahertz and Cultural Heritage Science: Examination of Art and Archaeology" Technologies, 4, 6, 2016. Cultural Heritage scientists need methodologies to examine Art and Archaeology in order to understand artistic materials and techniques and devise better conservation procedures. This review discusses the most successful [...]

Terahertz and Cultural Heritage Science: Examination of Art and Archaeology 2016-10-17T16:32:26+00:00