October 2014

Training a mural painting conservator and an architectural photographer


Just finished the 5-days training program for two staff of the HERCULES laboratory - University of Evora, Portugal. Milene Gil, a conservator specialized in mural paintings and Manuel Ribeiro, a professional photographer expert in the documentation of historical and modern architecture. Their training was funded by the PRIM'ART project (Portugal Rediscovering Mural Art)  (FCT PTDC/CPC-EAT/4769/2012). The [...]

SHARE your Training program with CHSOS!


CHSOS is launching the Shared Training option.  So far, you could request and schedule a training program at your best convenience at the CHSOS studio in Sicily or you could request it in your location. Though, students and some professionals cannot afford the total fee of a full 5 day program on their own.  CHSOS [...]

September 2014

We made the cover story! Discovered Frescoes in Sicily


Just published on the free online magazine, Archeomatica, 2, 2014. This paper presents the discovery of these frescoes and their examination performed with technical photography, XRF, and FORS (Fiber Optics Reflectance Spectroscopy).  This paper steams from a collaboration that CHSOS has had  with University of California San Diego (XRF spectroscopy) and GHT Photonics (FORS spectroscopy) [...]

August 2014

New Master Thesis on Low-cost Multispectral Imaging


Camilla Perondi took a training course on multispectral imaging  last year and just recently she got her master degree in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage. I was her co-supervisor for her thesis “2D and 3D documentation, digital preservation and valorization of cultural objects using Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras”.  She presented as case studies the art [...]

July 2014

Arduino for Panoramic Infrared Reflectography


For those who take the 5 days train­ing course on multispectral imaging and technical 2D and 3D photographic methods  can be provided on request an Arduino programmed circuit board for Panoramic Infrared Reflectography. The Arduino solution was proposed in this post “Panoramic Infrared Reflectography. Arduino electronics”.  The panoramic method was introduced in the post “Panoramic Infrared [...]

Belgian Association of Conservators Bulletin – Panoramic Multispectral Imaging


Just published “Panoramic Multispectral Imaging: Training and Case studies” on the Belgian Association of conservators Bulletin, 2nd Trimester, pp 7-11, 2014. David Laine, the Bulletin vice-president and painting conservator at Iparc cvba, told me that they were preparing an interesting issue on different kinds of analyses in conservation. This encouraged me to submit a paper [...]

May 2014

Pigments Checker


For those who take the 5 days train­ing course it is pro­vided a free Pig­ments checker. This is a col­lec­tion of swatches of 54 his­tor­i­cal pig­ments that have been applied using gum Ara­bic as a binder on a cel­lu­lose and cot­ton water­color paper, acids and lignin free, com­mer­cial­ized by “Fab­ri­ano”, 270gr/m2. This paper is not [...]