January 2014

Istanbul conservator training in Sicily


Muge Uckan took my training on multispectral imaging for art examination in November. She was trained as a painting conservator in Istanbul, the town she currently lives, and in Florence. She’s exploring possibilities to introduce the multispectral imaging  service in Turkey. As usual, I like to have the training students involved in the art examination [...]

October 2013

September 2013

Modica, Sicily


Modica, Sicily, is probably as much famous for its Sicilian baroque architecture – being UNESCO site -  as for its chocolate, produced with an ancient and original Aztec recipe introduced during the Spanish domination in the 16th century. Church of San Pietro, Modica, Sicily. Samantha Stout and our equipment. The left chapel in [...]

Sicilian Stucco


Contributed by Samantha Stout Antonino Cosentino has been a valuable reference for my Ph.D. research, which I am completing within the Center of Interdisciplinary Science in Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3) at the University of California, San Diego.   My base for field research is in Florence, Italy and it was easy to make the [...]

August 2013

Syracuse, Catacombs


Saman­tha Stout is cur­rently a Ph.D. stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego. She is under­taking part of her PhD research in Sicily, and I’m helping out so she may have access to various Sicilian Cultural Heritage sites. I like to volunteer a bit of my time to have scholars come to Sicily and do scientific [...]



Samantha Stout is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego. She is in the Materials Science and Engineering program and conducts research on scientific methods for cultural heritage analysis, both in San Diego, and Florence, Italy.  Lately, she has been a contributor to this blog and I have been discussing with her [...]

July 2013

Training – Technical Imaging for Art


Camilla Perondi, student in conservation science at University of Bologna, just completed a full-immersion 3-days training on “Technical Imaging for Art” at the Cultural Heritage Science Open Source lab.   Next Training Section 2-6 Sept 2013. Contact me for info (cost, specific dates, lodging, traveling). Camilla participated to the July 15-17th section of the training program held [...]

May 2013

Technical Imaging for Art. Training


Since I launched the blog I’ve been asked for hints and recommendations from people interested in Technical Imaging of Art, which means multispectral imaging and the other photographic techniques such as RTI. I’ve been happy to provide as much support I could by emails and Skype calls. Though, I found out some professionals, collectors and [...]