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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

June 2016

Free Raman Database of Pigments Checker

2016-10-17T16:32:11+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 scientists: [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

September 2015

Inspection of panel paintings beneath gilded finishes using terahertz time domain imaging

2016-10-17T16:32:35+00:00

Just published: L. Koch Dandolo, A. Cosentino, P. Uhd Jepsen “Inspection of panel paintings beneath gilded finishes using terahertz time-domain imaging” Studies in Conservation, 60 (1), S159-S166, 2015. DOWNLOAD   Scientific analysis of panel paintings could provide key information to art historians and conservators about the composition and condition of the constituent layers. Knowledge of [...]

March 2015

Miniaturized Spectrometers for Art Examination

2016-10-17T16:33:04+00:00

Read this great article on Photonics Spectra! Spectroscopy: Going Small to Get the Whole Picture Now miniaturized spectrometers are also used in Art Conservation. CHSOS illustrates in this paper  the possibilities that miniaturization will bring in the near future of on-site art examination. CHSOS has been disseminating the use of innovative, affordable and sustainable technologies for art [...]